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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It lay on the stream Goldfly, which rushes, like a colt let loose, out of the
mountain's womb, to moderate its flow and unite at a holy place with the river
Jumna; that in its turn issuing, at a place yet more holy, into the eternal Ganges.
But the ...
"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 ...
On the third day they reached the Dankaka forest, which was green with the rains
and thickly populated with holy men, though large enough to afford each one
sufficient seclusion and his own grim little holding void of human kind. It was not ...
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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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