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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wrong, Nanda would have to erect the funeral pyre with his stout arms. The son of
Garga soothed him by promising this; but found it more pertinent to discuss in
detail all the steps leading up to the happy consummation. Shridaman was to ...
Thus saying, he turned from the head to the body, loosed the hilt of the sword
from the already stiffening fingers, and with his stout arms carried out most
thoroughly the sentence he himself had pronounced; so that his body, to mention
it first, ...
... he touched on with delicacy or only by inference, not to spare himself, since his
were now the stout arms that had swung Sita up to the sun, and his the living
body of which she had dreamed in his former arms. No, it was out of regard for
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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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