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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He went on to say that his anguish was mortal because the cure — namely, the
fulfilment of the wishes founded in the beauty and virtue of the maiden — was
unthinkable, unimaginable, and of an extravagance, in short, far beyond mortal ...
Indeed the battle will be sore; for the head and body of each of us must take care
not to fight for itself and the possession of Sita, but to remember the double duty
of giving and receiving the mortal blow. Still, each of us brought himself to cut off
... Albert The Stranger V-223 Camus, Albert The Fall V-245 Camus, Albert The
Possessed, a play V-281 Camus, Albert Exile and the Kingdom V-28 Cather,
Willa Five Stories V-200 Cather, Willa My Mortal Enemy V-140 Cerf, Bennett (ed.)
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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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