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 think I have never heard you speak so strangely; it touches me very near. I could
wish you would not go on, I feel it so much. And yet I beg you to, do please go on
about the spirit and the chains and the Ail-Embracing one!" "So you see," ...
I have kept silent as much as possible in order not to speak with a cooing voice. I
have said no unnecessary word, nor added her name when I addressed her. I am
my own witness, there is indeed no other, that I took no advantage when she ...
Others were yogi of the thick and thin kind, so to speak: they had as good as com-
| pletely bridled the steeds of sense, by mortification and abstention fought their
flesh to the knife, and managed to carry through the most awful vows.
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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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