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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Think of it no more, it avails nothing, there is nothing but blood and darkness in
the darkness of this horrible place, and only one thing is clear, they behaved like
savages and not for a moment thought of me. Or rather, of course they thought of
a bottomless vat; because the temptations of the spirit are mingled therein with
the temptations of the flesh, until the whole thing is like the snake that grows two
heads as soon as you cut off one. But it is all quite right, and after all the main
The things of the spirit and mind are not synonymous with the ugly, nor need they
be; for they take on beauty through knowledge of the beautiful and love of it, and
... So their love is by no means an irrelevant and hopeless thing; for by the law ...
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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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