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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They saw her a little from one side, so it did not escape them that not only her
body but her face as well, between the hanging ear-rings, was of the rarest
sweetness: little nose, lips, brows, and especially the long slanting eyes like lotus
course, heard their own story all over again, horrible as it was, with pleasure from
his lips, and Kama- damana, although he maintained his Kajotsarga position
unmoved, presumably found it arresting too. Shridaman recounted his own and ...
But note how glad and grateful the friends had been when the bather turned her
head and they saw her face, that it was lovely too, little nose and lips, and brows
and eyes; so that the sweet form had not been deprived of value and meaning by
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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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