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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Shall I go about with tarnished name and have people say, as they certainly will: '
The villain Nanda has wronged his friend, has murdered him out of lust for his
wife?' No, not that! Not ever that. I will follow you, and may the eternal womb drink
Not for nothing is lust, the love-god's most cunning mate, not in vain is that
goddess called "gifted with Maya"; for she it is which makes any phenomenon
charming and worthy of desire, or rather makes it seem so; the sense-element is
Nor had he set out after his wife in wrath and lust for revenge; he went indeed
without rest but also without haste, direct to Nanda's retreat, having long known
the precise spot and kept the knowledge from Sita in order not to hasten fate.
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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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