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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But only one sword is here — and Nanda holds it! How could they fight with only
one? Shridaman, forgotten all wisdom and mildness, seized the sword and
hewed off Nanda's head, who then — but no! It was Nanda, for reasons at which I
That is a widow's common lot; but how much worse stain will attach to me when I
return alone to the house of my father and my father-in-law? Only one sword —
they cannot have killed each other with it in turn, one sword is not enough ...
We must fight like bucks for the doe; I have provided two swords, they hang on
the girth of my yak. But it may not be that one shall win and survive and carry off
the fine-hipped Sita for himself. That would do no good, for ever would the dead ...
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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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