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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Yes — this kind of sadness, due to my now being that towards which I once
yearned, I feel it, I admit. But it retreats into the background at the thought of you,
sweet Sita, for you come before all thought of myself, and the advantage you will
And his intelligent mind straightway found something sad in the fact that the
strange had now become his and was no longer an object of admiration — in
other words that he was now himself that after which he had yearned. This
For with these somewhat diminished arms you swung Sita up to the sun and in
our new distribution I flattered myself I had everything to offer for which she
yearned. But love has to do with the whole. So I had to suffer that our Sita abode
by your ...
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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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