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The ring of truth and other myths of sex and jewelry

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'The Ring of Truth', Wendy Doniger expertly unfolds the cultural and historical significance of rings and other kinds of circular jewelry through timeless stories taken from mythology, religious traditions, and literature.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Doniger, Wendy.
Ring of truth and other myths of sex and jewelry.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017007846
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 9780190267117 0190267119 0190621753 9780190621759
OCLC Number: 973159451
Description: xxi, 397 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: My family jewels and other tall tales --
Introduction: The signifying ring --
Marriage rings (and adultery rings) --
The ring fished from the ocean --
Shakuntala and the ring of memory --
Rings of forgetfulness in medieval European romances --
Siegfried's ring and Wagner's ring --
Pregnant riddles and clever wives --
The rape of the clever wife --
The affair of the diamond necklace --
The slut assumption in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
Are diamonds a woman's best friend? --
Two conclusions, on money and myth.
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.

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Why did I read this book, so passionately glued to it, hardly taking a break? The tales and the connections, the inner working of the layers of each tale kept working on my mind and my body. Wonder Read more...

 
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