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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Crippled by misfortune, pale and blind because I went pale with affliction when it
was conceived, and shut my eyes not to see him who begot it. What I do now is
what they have left me to do. Lo, then, let them see I know how to help myself!
I only thought it would surely be pale and blind and a child of misfortune." "Be so
good as to let me take care of that! In the first place that is a silly female
superstition, and in the second, in my activities there is room for pale and blind
But I am sorry for you, I must say, although you do not deserve it, you and the
pale, blind little seedling in your womb. The two young men in there, I pity them
too. So open your ears and hear what I tell you! Drop that vegetable choker of
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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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