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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Sumantra, the cow-breeder, of warrior blood, was not displeased by the
proposals, accompanied by considerable presents. Nanda in homely but
convincing words sang the praises of his friend in the house of the wooing. Not
less auspicious ...
True, he was very light-skinned; but that might come from his mother's Kshatriya
or warrior blood. He turned out later to be very nearsighted. Thus do prophecies
and folklore get themselves fulfilled, somewhat darkly and imperfectly. You may ...
... to her warrior blood. Wherefore she would not withdraw from the combat but
look on unflinching. So then this mortal meeting took place forthwith in front of the
hut where Andhaka lay asleep, on the flowery mead between the Cow River and
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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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