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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They came now to a bathing- place, sacred to Kali, the Ail-Embracing, Mother of
the worlds and of all beings, who is the dream- drunkenness of Vishnu. It lay on
the stream Goldfly, which rushes, like a colt let loose, out of the mountain's womb,
It was a shrine no more important than the little mother-house by the secluded
bathing-place on the river Goldfly; but its columns and ornamentation had been
carved with infinite piety and care. The entrance seemed to crouch beneath the
He began with an account of Nanda's life and his own, the friendship between
them, and the way they broke their journey at the river Goldfly. He described his
love- sickness, his wooing and marriage, weaving in such earlier information as ...
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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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