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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... once in the world it has come to pass that I showed it. 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 ...
In a word (to put the question so that it takes proper cognizance of the fluid
boundary between doing and happening), what has come to pass with you? The
excitement in which you acted is understandable; but could you not have opened
As for the way thither, it was without special difficulties or hardships, except for
the robbers' pass, the gorge of tigers, and the vale of serpents, where certainly
one needed to have a care and to take one's courage in both hands. Thus
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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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