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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Six months had passed since Shridaman's mother had taken the lovely Sita upon
her lap and Sita had granted to her narrow-nosed husband the full enjoyment of
wedded bliss. The heavy summer had passed, and now the rainy season, ...
The lovely Sita said nothing more at all, not even "thank you"; she jumped up and
ran, fast as her swathed robe would let her, back into the mother-house. She ran
through the audience chamber and through the entrance hall and into the holy ...
Shridaman, son of Bhavabhuti, had by mistake been given a beautiful, sturdy
body to accompany his noble head, where love of ... To the objective listener, it is
merely an interesting fact, but to the lovely Sita it must have been a distressing
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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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