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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"Could there be a more blissful state than to lose oneself in such a sight and be
present only in its presence? I should have liked to hold my breath the whole time
; not out of fear of losing sight of her face, but for fear of undeceiving her belief ...
It is necessary to overcome the disgust inspired in us at sight of the scurvy beggar
. We must not stop at the effect it has on our eyes and senses. For what affects us
is impression, not reality; we must go behind it to reach the knowledge to which ...
I rejoice to invite you to my hollow tree, where I will regale you with the jujube
berries I have gathered there in leaves, not to eat but to fast from, and with them
in my sight gnaw roots instead, since this earthly frame must from time to time be
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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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