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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They saw her a little from one side, so it did not escape them that not only her
body but her face as well, between the hanging ear-rings, was of the rarest
sweetness: little nose, lips, brows, and especially the long slanting eyes like lotus
She prayed first, then, with her face turned heavenwards, stepped cautiously into
the pool, took up water and drank, and dipped in up to the crown of her head, on
which she laid her hand. Afterwards for a while she dipped and played and ...
It has set us face to face with a question we cannot solve by ourselves; we must
obtain your advice and judgement. We have hope that your self-conquest may be
so great that you can bring yourself to hearken to us." "It shall be," answered ...
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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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