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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I only thought it would surely be pale and blind and a child of misfortune." "Be so
good as to let me take care of that! In the first place that is a silly female
superstition, and in the second, in my activities there is room for pale and blind
The joy of the parents (if that is the right word) was very great, for the boy was
neither pale nor blind. True, he was very light-skinned; but that might come from
his mother's Kshatriya or warrior blood. He turned out later to be very nearsighted
"He is named Samadhi," she replied, "but more and more he is called Andhaka." "
Why so?" he asked. "Do not think he is blind," she responded. "He is no more
blind than he is pale, despite his fair complexion. But he is truly very short-sighted
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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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