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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"Shridaman," he sobbed, "dear friend, what hast thou done, and how couldst thou
bring thyself to do this with thy hands and arms, a deed so hard to do! It was not
anything for thee! No one urged thee to this, yet hast thou accomplished it.
Surely you did not believe I would fail you, that my stout arms would falter at a
deed your slender ones have carried out! Often have I told you I did not think to
survive a parting from you; when in your lovesickness you ordered me to build
Shridaman recounted his own and Nanda's grisly deed, the relenting of the
goddess to Sita, and Sita's pardonable error at the work of restoration. At last he
got to the end, and put the question. "Thus and thus," said he, "the husband's
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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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