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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The lovely Sita, sitting behind Nanda in the cart, had gazed by turns at his neck
and into her lap and kept as still as he, whose goat-nose and thick lips remained
turned towards his team. But at length both began to wriggle in their seats, and ...
To the head he turned at last, that having always been so decidedly the main part
; knelt down to the pallid shape and spoke, his goat- nosed face awry with bitter
weeping. He laid one hand on the body and turned to it now and again as he ...
For Sita, the awakened, lover and friend had been two different people; but now,
oh joy, they were one, and — as it turned out, and could not have turned out
differently — the best of each. What had been the main thing in each had joined
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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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