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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They are, and also they are to be seen, soul and image; and ever is it sinful to let
oneself be influenced by the image only and not to heed the soul. It is necessary
to overcome the disgust inspired in us at sight of the scurvy beggar. We must not
The beautiful, that is, seems to make no claim on our conscience, no demand that
we enter into its soul, whereas the image of the beggar, by its very misery, does.
Yet we are equally guilty if we simply feast on the sight of beauty without ...
his soul began to register certain feelings of abdication, a desire to hand over the
business of living to his son. But the years in which Samadhi-Andhaka developed
into loveliness at his mother's breast and in his hammock cradle were just the ...
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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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