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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Shall I go about with tarnished name and have people say, as they certainly will: '
The villain Nanda has wronged his friend, has murdered him out of lust for his
wife?' No, not that! Not ever that. I will follow you, and may the eternal womb drink
Nor did Nanda touch me; not because he was not tempted, tempted he certainly
was, I would swear to it that he was sorely tempted! But in his invincible loyalty to
his friend he resisted the temptation, and I too — believe me, eternal Mother, for I
It is certainly the most charming of Mann's works. His irony has never been more
biting; it has never been more tender. Mann has never shown greater insight into
love, nor greater kindness toward humanity. The sustained lightness of tone ...
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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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