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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You behold Nanda — if he is Nanda, who wears Nanda's nice little head atop) —
in the smock and draped trousers enveloping Shridaman's plump, slender-
limbed body. You behold Shridaman — if the form may be so named that is
body) ; in time, then, and indeed in no long time, the Nanda-body, crowned with
the honoured husband- head, became of itself, and aside from any Maya, quite a
different one. Under the influence of the head and the laws of the head, ...
It was no miracle then, however miraculous the tale may otherwise sound, that
Nanda's arms soon began to lose their strength ... Things did not get so far that
the Nanda-body changed back completely into the Shridaman-body — when
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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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