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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Certainly in the inclination of each for the other some slight humour inhered;
Nanda privately made fun of Shridaman's fair fatness, his thin nose and
punctilious speech. Shridaman, on the other hand, smiled at Nanda's goat-nose
and rustic ...
... drew a breath like a sob through his goat-nose as he said: "How you speak
today, Dau-ji, so solemnly! I think I have never heard you speak so strangely; it
touches me very near. I could wish you would not go on, I feel it so much. And yet
But we must say that despite his goat-nose and his physical habit, which stood
midway between the lowly folk who had sold him his iron and Shridaman the
grandchild of Brahmans, Nanda was equal to the difficult situation and did not
lose his ...
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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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