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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"Shridaman," he sobbed, "dear friend, what hast thou done, and how couldst thou
bring thyself to do this with thy hands and arms, a deed so hard to do! It was not
anything for thee! No one urged thee to this, yet hast thou accomplished it.
Lo, since my head still thinks, I try to think as thou wouldst, and perhaps in thy
wisdom thou wouldst have called the guilt of being more essential than that of
action. But what more can a man do than avoid acting? I have kept silent as much
Sita, what has thou done? Or what has happened? Or what in thy flurry hast thou
made to happen? In a word (to put the question so that it takes proper
cognizance of the fluid boundary between doing and happening), what has come
to pass ...
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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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