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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"Siyat!" Shridaman corrected him, in the pure tongue. Nanda laughed at himself
and them both. "Siyat, Siyat!" he repeated. "Hair-splitter, leave me my lingo! When
I speak Sanskrit it sounds like the snuffling of a young heifer with a rope through ...
Yet I will say, when you corrected my Prakrit and wanted me to say Siyat, it struck
me again how strange it is that you are using your correct and cultured speech in
the interest of simplification." treefory^i '^OU ^ave n° £roun^ to reproach me," ...
... and the advantage you will reap from my new circumstances — of which I am
even now so proud and glad that for my part I can only bless this whole miracle
and say: Siya, be it so!" "You might at least be correct and say Siyat," said Nanda,
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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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