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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"Because after all you are actually a child of Samsara and thus completely taken
up with life," answered Shridaman; "you do not belong among the souls who feel
the need to emerge above the frightful ocean of laughing and weeping as lotus ...
... stir from the spot, and Nanda is trying to force him, but out of respect for my
husband's weak frame will not use his full strength; for if he wanted to, he could
carry him like a child in his arms; they feel like iron when one happens to touch
I have always wished I could have a bodily form like this; when I feel the muscles
of my arms, look at my shoulders and down at my magnificent legs, I am seized
with unrestrained delight, and say to myself that from now on I shall hold my head
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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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