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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In short, they arose before you, not husband and friend in their order, but mixed
together. You behold Nanda — if he is Nanda, who wears Nanda's nice little
head atop) — in the smock and draped trousers enveloping Shridaman's plump,
"Thus and thus," said he, "the husband's head was bestowed on the body of his
friend, the friend's on the body of the husband. Be so gracious, then, as to
pronounce in your wisdom upon our bewildered state, holy Kamadamana! As
The little tidbit there, of course, Ts the wife of him who has the friend's head on his
shoulders. ... Then he spoke: "Husband is, who wears the husband's head} Here
lies no doubt at all, must it be said, As woman is the highest bliss and bourne of ...
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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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