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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The thought of solitude in the wilderness has long been attractive to me, for when
Sita's voice made me doubt the loyalty of my friendship, I would think that
perhaps I might become a hermit. And I made acquaintance with such a man,
... as they wandered through the holdings of successive solitaries, having first left
their conveyance at the edge of the woods with a hermit family they found leading
a relatively light-minded life there, in touch to some extent with the outer world.
course knows where another hermit lives and what he is doing. So these good
women could betray to Sita that Nanda the hermit had set up his rest near the
river Gomati (the Cow River), seven days' journey distant by south and west. It
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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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