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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At the foot of the steps he trembled and staggered back, his hands spread out
against the two linga stones on either side. Kali's image was__fear- some. Did it
only seem so to his blood-shot eyes, or "had" he never anywhere beheld the
He held his cheeks with his dark beringed hands and from between his thick lips
came chokingly over and over the name of his friend. He bent and made helpless
motions towards the two parts of him on the ground, not knowing which part to ...
As for the way thither, it was without special difficulties or hardships, except for
the robbers' pass, the gorge of tigers, and the vale of serpents, where certainly
one needed to have a care and to take one's courage in both hands. Thus
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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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