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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4 ® So they went on, and their respective errands took them for a time upon
different ways. When they had reached the river Jumna with its crowding sails
and saw on the horizon the outline of the city Kurukshetra, Shridaman took to the
The hour had indeed been waited for, but here it was at last and took on
presentness, when he spoke the words: "I have received her"; when with
offerings of rice and butter he took her from her parents' hands, called himself
heaven and her ...
But the years in which Samadhi-Andhaka developed into loveliness at his
mother's breast and in his hammock cradle were just the ones during which the
changes slowly took place in Shridaman's head and limbs, turning his whole
person so ...
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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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