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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both head and limbs, with a face too quite otherwise shaped. The ridge of his
nose was thin as a blade; eyes he had, soft of pupil and lid, and on his cheeks a
soft fan-shaped beard. Soft too were his limbs, not moulded by exercise as
cried Shri- daman, with an involuntary shift of his powerful limbs, "and think what
you are saying. ... The happy miracle is that only an exchange of heads and limbs
has come about at Sita's hands, whereat our heads rejoice, being the decisive ...
fact that the effect was reciprocal between head and limbs; since the Shridaman-
head, conditioning his I- and my-feeling, underwent adaptation in its turn. This
might be explained on natural grounds by secretions common to head and body;
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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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