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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Both men, both at once. All is over! My lord and husband, who went about the fire
with me, my Shridaman with the estimable head and the body, which after all was
warm for he taught me lust, as far as I know it, in nights of holy wedlock ...
If you cannot add two and two in women's matters, then hang yourself, do! But not
here in my bailiwick, to make it look as though dear life should all at once perish
and go out of the world, just on account of your _sj]liness. My ears are full as it is
Brahma has preserved us from the worst; that I who once shared the betel-roll
with you in sign of loyalty, should have betrayed you with her as Nanda in head
and body both! But even so we cannot honourably go on like this, since we are
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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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