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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body) ; in time, then, and indeed in no long time, the Nanda-body, crowned with
the honoured husband- head, became of itself, and aside from any Maya, quite a
different one. Under the influence of the head and the laws of the head, ...
She thought about her husband's body, which she had embraced in not precisely
blissful but sanctified and provocative bridal night, and which she no longer
possessed — or which, if you like, as it was now the friend-body, she still did not ...
All too much have I insisted on my head, which rejoiced in your body. For with
these somewhat ... Possessing the husband-head on the friend-body, she
yearned for the friend-head on the husband-body. And just as certainly would
she feel ...
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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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