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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Consider how probable it is that the divine Sita was contracted in marriage as a
child and is soon to be united with a bridegroom who grew up with her! The mere
thought is such a burning torment that I can only flee from it into the coolness of ...
The marriage contract was drawn up and the signing of it celebrated with a feast
and the exchange of appropriate gifts. The day of the wedding, selected by
advice of those learned in the heavenly signs, drew on; and Nanda, who knew
that it ...
... was lightened by the knowledge that this was his former body with which Sita
was now renewing her marriage vows — an act that might as well be called
faithfulness as the reverse. Shridaman's knowledge of the nature of things taught
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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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