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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Obeying an impulse of his heart, Shridaman expressed a wish to get out and pay
honour to the goddess. "I will only look at her, say a prayer, and come back in a
few minutes," he said to his companions. "Just wait here!" And he left the waggon
But in his invincible loyalty to his friend he resisted the temptation, and I too —
believe me, eternal Mother, for I at least do believe it — even if his temptation had
mastered him, out of honour for my lord and husband I would have showed him ...
In all the weakness and wilderment of the flesh one has yet one's pride and
honour as a superior being." "I had not expected otherwise," answered Stri-
daman. "You may be sure that I have from the beginning taken into consideration
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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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