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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A young girl stood at the lonely shrine, about to perform the ritual of the bath. She
had laid her sari and bodice on the steps and stood there quite nude, save only
for some beads round her neck, her swaying ear-rings, and a white ribbon round
Framed in an arch composed of skulls and hacked-off hands and feet, the idol
stood out from the living rocky wall in colours that snatched up all the light to hurl
it glaringly back. She was adorned with a dazzling crown; clothed and girt with ...
To this they added further discipline by rolling days at a time on the ground, or
stood continuously on the tips of their toes, or kept in constant motion by standing
up and sitting down in quick succession. If by such practices they injured their On
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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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