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The woman who pretended to be who she was : myths of self-imitation

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Noted scholar of Hinduism and mythology Wendy Doniger offers a cross-cultural exploration of the theme of self-impersonation, whose widespread occurrence argues for both its literary power and its human value.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 0195313119 9780195313116
OCLC Number: 70671504
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction : The self-impersonation of mythology --
The mythology of self-impersonation --
The man who mistook his wife for his wife --
The double amnesia of Siegfried and Brunnhilde --
Resurrection and the comedy of remarriage --
Amnesia and the comedy of remarriage --
Reincarnation --
Face-lifts --
Mind lifts --
Passing : race and gender --
The Zen diagram of the self --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.

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Many cultures have myths about self-imitation, stories about people who pretend to be someone else pretending to be them, in effect masquerading as themselves. This book offers a cross-cultural  Read more...

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