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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Think of it no more, it avails nothing, there is nothing but blood and darkness in
the darkness of this horrible place, and only one thing is clear, they behaved like
savages and not for a moment thought of me. Or rather, of course they thought of
When his arm touched mine the hairs on my skin rose up for very bliss. When I
thought of his glorious pair of legs, with the black hair on them, saw him walk and
move them and thought of their clasping me round in amorous play, a giddiness ...
But it retreats into the background at the thought of you, sweet Sita, for you come
before all thought of myself, and the advantage you will reap from my new
circumstances — of which I am even now so proud and glad that for my part I can
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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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