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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But the years in which Samadhi-Andhaka developed into loveliness at his
mother's breast and in his hammock cradle were just the ones during which the
changes slowly took place in Shridaman's head and limbs, turning his whole
person so ...
"He is named Samadhi," she replied, "but more and more he is called Andhaka." "
Why so?" he asked. "Do not think he is blind," she responded. "He is no more
blind than he is pale, despite his fair complexion. But he is truly very short-sighted
So then this mortal meeting took place forthwith in front of the hut where Andhaka
lay asleep, on the flowery mead between the Cow River and the red-blossoming
woodland; and both young men sank down into the flowers, each pierced ...
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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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