The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
"The story of Sita of the beautiful hips ... and of her two husbands" is a tale of sexual desire and marital responsibility, set in India.--p. .
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It lets us listen to everything in it which is not entirely still, so that the stillness
speaks as in a dream and we hear it too as though we were dream- ing. "It is
verily true as thy word sayeth," responded Nanda. "In the noise of the market-
place one ...
Vishnu's great Maya is she, she holds him embraced, he dreams in her; but we
dream in him. Many waters flow into the eternal Ganges, but the Ganges flows
into the sea. So we flow into Vishnu's world-dreaming godhead; but that into the
A paradisial dream, of course; for in paradise, surely, that which is forbidden and
that which is granted, so diverse here below, must there become one. The lovely
forbidden must be crowned with legality, while the legal attains to all the charms ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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