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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The my-feeling of each was tired of itself, and though each was aware that after
all everything consists of what it has not got, yet on account of their very
differences they intrigued each other. The fine-lipped, soft-bearded Shridaman
fact that the effect was reciprocal between head and limbs; since the Shridaman-
head, conditioning his I- and my-feeling, underwent adaptation in its turn. This
might be explained on natural grounds by secretions common to head and body;
"Shridaman, my lord and honoured husband- head," said Sita as she bowed low
before him, "greetings and hail — and ... of the holy man and taking Sita for
myself, only considering my own I- and my-feeling and not troubling about yours.
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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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