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 is such a wonderful thing to look from a station which does not actually oblige
us to look up, because the eyes are already directed upwards, and to see the sky
in the way that Mother Earth sees it." "Siya, be it so," Nanda agreed. "Siyat!
This is a serious, a sacred sight; that we look on at it is only excusable if we do it
with serious and pious minds." "Yes, of course," answered Nanda. "Certainly
such a thing is no joke; but say what you like, it is a pleasure. You wanted to look
They looked at her and down at themselves — or rather, in so going they looked
at each other; for to look at themselves they had to look over at each other, such
being the nature of their restoration. Sita, what has thou done? Or what has ...
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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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