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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"They killed each other, holy goddess, and left me forlorn. They quarrelled on my
account and with one and the same sword hewed off their—" "Nonsense! Really
only a female can talk such first-class tripe. They sacrificed themselves to me ...
That he could do, why not, he was thy son, and he knew how to impart a grace to
our physical union, and there was nothing at all against my loving, honouring,
and fearing him — ah, most high goddess, I am not so bad, that I should not have
mistake when she carried out in the way she did the goddess's gracious
command: a mistake not only in so far as she carried it out in blind haste, but also
in so far as she carried it out not quite and altogether in blind haste. This
sentence has ...
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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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