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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That is to look at things with culpable one-sidedness and to show yourself
entirely empty of the true and real essence of her who revealed herself to us in so
sweet an image. For she is All and not only one; life and death, madness and
... lovers' partings and bonds unloved; with hunger, thirst, old age, sorrow, and
death; all this for ever fed by the sweet, hot streaming blood-stream, suffering and
enjoying in a thousand shapes, teeming, devouring, turning into one another.
For now he was like the prince Gandharva Citraratha in his unearthly charm, like
the love-god in his sweetest guise, full of beauty and youth, ravishing to the
sense, adorned with heavenly ornament, with necklaces of flowers, sweet odours
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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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