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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Shridaman was to retire entirely and await the issue; Nanda for his part had first
to open the affair to Bhavabhuti, Shridaman's father, and persuade him to
undertake negotiations with the maiden's parents. Then Nanda, representing the
... and the question slipped into my head and into my dreams: what would Nanda
make of the act of love and what would the godlike embrace be like with him —
who is very far from talking as well as Shridaman — instead of with my husband?
Nanda's to Shridaman — if we may call his trunk without the chief feature of it
Shridaman at all — and Shridaman's to Nanda, if the headless Nanda was in fact
still Nanda. In short, they arose before you, not husband and friend in their order,
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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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