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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All the hermits were one in wishing to know nothing of each other and each
protested his conviction that he was alone in the wood, surrounded by his own
unpeopled void. Holy men of various degrees were here: some of them had
passed the ...
The path to the particular unpeopled void where Kamadamana dwelt was, as we
said, hard to find. True, Nanda had once already found the way thither through
the trackless waste. But he had done so in another body, and this hampered his ...
But he reported it from the beginning just as it happened, in order to give the holy
man a little treat in his unpeopled void. He began with an account of Nanda's life
and his own, the friendship between them, and the way they broke their journey ...
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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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