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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Do you not know, then, that in every female shape — child, maid, mother, or grey-
haired woman — she, the All- Mother, hides herself, the all-nourisher, Sakti, the
great goddess; of whose womb all things come, into whose womb all things go; ...
In the back of his head, in the very pit of his stomach, in the woeful excitation of
his organs of sex, he felt one single urge, driving on to the extremity of a deed
against his own life in the service of the eternal womb. With lips already
bloodless he ...
I will follow you, and may the eternal womb drink my blood with yours!" Thus
saying, he turned from the head to the body, loosed the hilt of the sword from the
already stiffening fingers, and with his stout arms carried out most thoroughly the
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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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