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 friendship between the two youths was based on the diversity in their I- and
my-feelings, those of the one yearning towards those of the other. Incorporation,
that is, makes for isolation, isolation for difference; difference makes for ...
Had ever I blushed at the sight of a youth's breast or felt my eyes burn then I
looked at his arms and legs? No, all that was like nothing at all to me, it did not
touch ever so little my coolness and pertness, for I was like a closed book. A
For now he was like the prince Gandharva Citraratha in his unearthly charm, like
the love-god in his sweetest guise, full of beauty and youth, ravishing to the
sense, adorned with heavenly ornament, with necklaces of flowers, sweet odours
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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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