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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It was already very hot at midday; the heavy summer threatened untimely, and at
the sides of the little temple the growth of mangoes, teak and kadamba trees,
magnolias, tamarisks, and tala palms made shelter where it would be good to
With no moon, and only the stars to guide him, he took the wrong turn, and the
road they found themselves on was soon no road at all, but only a thinning
among the trees, and even that only apparent, for they thickened again and
became a ...
So come with me, you life-reeking mortals of both sexes, come with me to my
hollow tree and tell me of all life's manifold uncleanli- nesses; tell me as much as
you like, and I will listen, for my correction and to get rid of the idea that I am
doing it ...
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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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