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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cried Sita through her tears. "If you could do that, if you could cancel these
frightful deeds and give me back husband and friend so that all were as before —
how would I bless you! I would even control my dreams and the words of them so
The blessing of the sword infallibly performed its office — that and the divine
name which Sita, her voice breaking with joy, cried out three times in each case.
Each with his head in its place, without mark or scar the youths rose before her.
Still, each of us brought himself to cut off his own head — and this mutual suicide
cannot be harder than that." "Bring on the swords," cried Nanda. '1 am ready for
the fray, and find it is a just solution to our rivalry. It is just, because in the process
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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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