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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But with both of us she cannot live, since polyandry is not permitted among
superior beings. Am I right, Sita, in what I say?" "As thy word sayeth, so, alas, is it,
my lord and friend," answered she. "My regret, however, which I sum up in the
... 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 too enlightened for
polyandry and promiscuity; certainly Sita is, and so are you, even when you 110
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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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