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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Nightly on her lawful couch she nestled in the stout arms of Shri- daman's friend
and experienced his raptures as once on her husband's tender bosom she had
closed her eyes and dreamed of them. Yet it was the headpiece of the
That head's mild appendage, Shri- daman's body, was no equal partner to it, and
must in the marriage relation have betrayed the fact. Can we now realize the joy,
the satisfaction of such a being, when to such a gifted, ardent, subtle head was ...
... and suffering spiritually from the separation. Longing and pity for him so far
away were born and grew in her, so that she closed her eyes in Shri- daman's
wedded embraces and in lust waxed pale for very woe. When her time was come
, Sita ...
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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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