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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... was unthinkable, unimaginable, and of an extravagance, in short, far beyond
mortal pretensions. If a man were afflicted by desire for a happiness of which no
mortal but only a god might dream, and if he could not live without this happiness,
I should say he cannot be far from his transfiguration. Let us go to this wise man,
who knows and has vanquished life. Let us tell him our story and put him as
judge over Sita's happiness. Let him decide, if you are agreed, which of us two is
Well, it was just this unearthly kind of happiness that a capricious fate had dealt
out to the wedded lovers on their return to Welfare of Cows. They drank it down in
drunken gulps — at first. For Sita, the awakened, lover and friend had been two ...
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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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