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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Following the steep gulley, with many jolts, they came on a temple hewed out of
the rock, and recognized it as a shrine of Devi, Durga the terrible and
unapproachable, Kali the dark Mother. Obeying an impulse of his heart,
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 yours and get back with you into my shrine
, before my image and the mess you have made. No fainting or whimpering, mind
She ran through the audience chamber and through the entrance hall and into
the holy shrine, and there before the frightful countenance of the goddess she set
to the prescribed task with flushed and feverish energy. The attraction between ...
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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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