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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Others were yogi of the thick and thin kind, so to speak: they had as good as com-
| pletely bridled the steeds of sense, by mortification and abstention fought their
flesh to the knife, and managed to carry through the most awful vows.
In all the weakness and wilderment of the flesh one has yet one's pride and
honour as a superior being." "I had not expected otherwise," answered Stri-
daman. "You may be sure that I have from the beginning taken into consideration
"Never," said Shridaman, "would I expect anything else from you; for from the first
I have known your high spirit and your pride, and that they dwell in you along with
the weakness of the flesh. In the name of our son I thank you for your resolve.
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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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