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 Brahman way of life was only a memory, for Bhavabhuti's father had
deliberately abandoned it at the stage of householder, which follows that of
student, and never gone on to be either forest hermit or ascetic to the end of his
days. He had ...
He was no smith nor herd, but a vanija and son of a vanija, who helped his father
carry on a respectable trade; as the father declined in strength the son took over
the business. No heavy hammer did he wield, nor pasture the kine on the ...
If I could now believe she would find her lasting joy and satisfaction in you, my
friend, I would go my way and make my own retreat in the house of my fathers.
But I do not believe it. Possessing the husband-head on the friend-body, she ...
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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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