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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"If you are serious in your friendship," he said to Nanda, always in that strangled,
wildly agitated voice, "then do me love's last service and build me the funeral hut
that I may go into it and burn in the fire. For the incurable disease burns me ...
So build me the pyre, for only in the fire is salvation from the conflict of the human
and the divine. It pains me that you would enter it with me, on account of your
youth and your blithe young nature and lucky-calf lock; yet there is some justice
in it ...
... himself the melody, her the words; and to the singing and hand-clapping of the
women went with her thrice round the glowing fire. Then in solemn procession,
with a team of white bulls he led her home to his village and to his mother's heart.
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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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