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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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 stillness speaks as in a dream
and we ...
"But listen to me," countered Nanda. "I don't understand. You might be sorry I am
so taken up with Samsara and cannot go in for being a lotus. That is all right. But
to be hurt because I try to take an interest in Nirvana, as well as I can — e 13.
And I will listen to your tale, though the fumes of life it exhales will come nigh to
choke me. Word for word will I listen to it, for no one shall ever tax Kamadamana
with lack of courage. |True, it is hard to distinguish between courage and curiosity
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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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