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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... from any Maya — bound up with the change, and extended even to his
complexion, which turned some shades lighter; his hands and feet grew smaller
and finer, more delicate the bones and knee-joints. And in short the joyous friend-
She thought about her husband's body, which she had embraced in not precisely
blissful but sanctified and provocative bridal night, and which she no longer
possessed — or which, if you like, as it was now the friend-body, she still did not ...
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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