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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How cosy and hushed it is here! I use the word 'hushed' because we say hush
when we want to listen; and listening can only properly be done where there is a
hush. It lets us listen to everything in it which is not entirely still, so that the
Then you suddenly get the idea in your head to meddle with Nirvana arid talk
about its negative condition and how it cannot be called hushed rior cosy, and all
that is funny enough to make one weep, or, to use the word made on purpose, it
It is more or less hushed in this spot where we are; so you let yourself go on
about being beyond the six waves of hunger and thirst, and think you are in life's
resting centre. And yet all the hush, and all the things you can listen to in it, are
just a ...
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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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