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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Incorporation, that is, makes for isolation, isolation for difference; difference
makes for comparisons, comparisons give rise to uneasiness, uneasiness to
wonderment, wonderment tends to admiration; and finally admiration turns to a
Slowly he let himself be turned by Nanda's sound reasoning away from his
yearning for death towards a belief that the fulfilment of his desire, to enfold Sita
as a bride in his arms, did not lie outside the realms of the possible and human.
We need only recall that to realize how much obsessed a man is, not only with
the desired one but with desire itself; how he is not seeking sanity but intoxication
and yearning, and fears nothing more than to be undeluded, that is 94 ®
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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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