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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culiar scent of the tala-fruit; sandalwood and mustard oil — Nanda had anointed
himself with this last after the ritual of the bath. "Here we seem to be beyond the
six waves of hunger and thirst, age and death, suffering and illusion," said ...
Nanda's strong arms did yeoman service here too; while the priest of Brahma
stood by and recited texts. So came on the day when Sita the fine-limbed, her
body anointed with sandalwood, camphor, and coconut oils, adorned with
of kin male he brought his near-sighted gaze to bear and laid the torch to the pyre
built of mango and sweet-smelling knots of sandalwood, the interstices filled with
dry straw soaked in melted butter that it might catch quickly. Within the pyre ...
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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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