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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"Let us withdraw," Shridaman said, as he sat up, his eyes resting on the maiden's
form. "It is not right that she sees us not, yet we see her." "Why not?" answered
Nanda in a whisper. "We were here first, to enjoy the peace and the hush; and ...
"Teach me, then, Dau-ji (elder brother)," he begged, "in what spirit you looked on
and how I should have done." "Lo," said Shridaman, "all beings have two sorts of
existence: one for themselves and one for the eyes of others. They are, and also
... tell us, O vanquisher of desire!" cried Nanda loudly and with confidence. Sita
only hastily pulled her veil from her head to direct her lotus-eyes expectantly
upon Kamadamana. The latter drew his fingers and toes together and sighed
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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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