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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... 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 flowers rise above the surface of the stream and open their cups to the sky.
To Bright Peak will we sacrifice the perfect of the herd, to him bring offerings of
sour milk, flowers, fruit, and uncooked rice. Afterwards the herd of cows, wearing
garlands of autumn flowers, shall rove over the mountain turning to him their right
They set the boy a little distance from the hut, in the fresh green grass, and gave
him flowers and nuts to play with. Thus he was busy; and what they played —
fanned about with the mango-flower fragrance spring sends to heighten desire,
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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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