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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The ridge of his nose was thin as a blade; eyes he had, soft of pupil and lid, and
on his cheeks a soft fan-shaped beard. Soft too were his limbs, not moulded by
exercise as cowherd and smith, even rather Brahman-like, as well as clerkly, with
... most high goddess, I am not so bad, that I should not have loved my lord and
husband, and even more feared and honoured him: that head so fine and wise,
the beard soft as the soft mild eyes and lids, and the body that went with them.
... of Andhaka (little blind one) on account of his nearsightedness, and the name
gradually ousted the first one. But the weakness lent his gazelle-like eyes a soft
appealing gloss and made them even lovelier than Sita's, which they resembled.
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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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