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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"Only too much," replied Shridaman, whose voice had betrayed a certain quiver
throughout. "Obviously only too much; for this familiarity which you were
vouchsafed — whether with justice or not, I will not say, for you owed it to your
stout arms ...
Indeed, when on the second evening they were walking along by the light of the
stars, and the anxious Nanda got him to speak a few words, he not only said that
he was ill, but also added in a strangled voice that the illness was incurable, ...
8 • At that moment a voice was manifest to her out of the air: no other, of course,
than the voice of Durga-Devi, the Unapproachable, Kali the dark, the voice of the
World-Mother herself. It was a deep, harsh voice, with a maternal firmness about
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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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