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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The day of the wedding, selected by advice of those learned in the heavenly
signs, drew on; and Nanda, who knew that it would do so — quite aside from the
fact that Shridaman's union with Sita was fixed for it, which prevented Shridaman
Yet the teller has here but one wish: that the hearer may not accept the fact with
thoughtless indifference, as something quite common and natural, simply
because it has been often told and stands in the records, that people practise
cutting off ...
And his intelligent mind straightway found something sad in the fact that the
strange had now become his and was no longer an object of admiration — in
other words that he was now himself that after which he had yearned. This
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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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