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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... recognize her; only up to now did she escape me. That is Sita, daughter of
Sumantra from the village of the Bisons near here. She came hither from her
home to wash herself clean, of course. Why should I not know her? I swung her
up to the ...
... 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
For with these somewhat diminished arms you swung Sita up to the sun and in
our new distribution I flattered myself I had everything to offer for which she
yearned. But love has to do with the whole. So I had to suffer that our Sita abode
by your ...
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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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