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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No, you did not put back the heads the wrong way round — this did not happen at
all. But — to tell it straight out and call the amazing truth by its name — the
mischance, the mistake, the kettle of fish, or whatever all three of you might feel
turned the sword against his own present division; for it seems to me our heads
have no right to decree death to the body attached to each, any more than our
bodies had the right to wedded bliss wearing heads that do not belong to them.
The Transposed Heads A Legend of India by Thomas Mann "The story of The
Transposed Heads is at once the quintessence and the reductio ad absurdum of
all love triangles." Lionel Trilling "The Transposed Heads is altogether delightful,
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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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