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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... with offerings of rice and butter he took her from her parents' hands, called
himself heaven and her earth, himself the melody, her the words; and to the
singing and hand-clapping of the women went with her thrice round the glowing
But at length both began to wriggle in their seats, and after a while friend Nanda
resolutely turned round to the young wife and asked: "Have you any idea why he
keeps us waiting and what he is doing there so long?" "I cannot imagine, Nanda
The story says that at the first ray of dawn, while little Andhaka still slept, Sita and
Nanda came out of the hut with towels round their necks, to bathe in the near-by
stream; thus they perceived the friend and husband, who sat with his back to ...
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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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