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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Six months had passed since Shridaman's mother had taken the lovely Sita upon
her lap and Sita had granted to her narrow-nosed husband the full enjoyment of
wedded bliss. The heavy summer had passed, and now the rainy season, ...
"But as truly as I call this wedded body mine and use the word T of it, just so truly
is Sita of the lovely curves my wife and her fruit of my begetting." "Indeed!"
retorted Shridaman, with a quiver in his voice. "Is it really? I should not have
dared to ...
"If matters stand so," said Nanda, after a helpless silence, "and Sita cannot
decide and judge between us, then judgement must come from a third or rather
from a fourth party. When Sita just now said that she can only go home with a
man who ...
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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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