The Woman Who Pretended to be Who She Was

The Woman Who Pretended to be Who She Was : Myths of Self-Imitation

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  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1423761634
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"Doniger's sense of play and delight seems so utterly natural that one sometimes forgets that she is revealing ancient truths about who we are and how we live, about the patterns of human relationships and other messy realities."--Parabola"Another subtle and dizzying study of the games we play with identity, by the author of The Bedtrick." --Mary Douglas, author of Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo"Wendy Doniger is a wonderful writer, and when she brings the great film classics (and B-movies) into conversation with world mythology, she reveals unexpected and humanly profound patterns in both the films and the myths that no one has seen before."--Francis Ford Coppola"I couldn't put it down! Buy this book!--Annie Dillard, author of For the Time Being"Doniger energetically tracks the motif of self-imitation across culture and centuries...The book brings into focus a fascinating trope and sketches its importance with an obvious deligh "I couldn't put it down! Buy this book!--Annie Dillard, author of For the Time Being "Doniger's sense of play and delight seems so utterly natural that one sometimes forgets that she is revealing ancient truths about who we are and how we live, about the patterns of human relationships and other messy realities."--Parabola "Another subtle and dizzying study of the games we play with identity, by the author of The Bedtrick." --Mary Douglas, author of Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo "Wendy Doniger is a wonderful writer, and when she brings the great film classics (and B-movies) into conversation with world mythology, she reveals unexpected and humanly profound patterns in both the films and the myths that no one has seen before."--Francis Ford Coppola "I couldn't put it down! Buy this book!--Annie Dillard, author of For the Time Being"Doniger's sense of play and delight seems so utterly natural that one sometimes forgets that she is revealing ancient truths about who we are and how we live, about the patterns of human relationships and other messy realities."--Parabola"Another subtle and dizzying study of the games we play with identity, by the author of The Bedtrick." --Mary Douglas, author of Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo"Wendy Doniger is a wonderful writer, and when she brings the great film classics (and B-movies) into conversation with world mythology, she reveals unexpected and humanly profound patterns in both the films and the myths that no one has seen before."--Francis Ford Coppola "I couldn't put it down! Buy this book!--Annie Dillard, author of For the Time Being "Doniger's sense of play and delight seems so utterly natural that one sometimes forgets that she is revealing ancient truths about who we are and how we live, about the patterns of human relationships and other messy realities."--Parabola "Another subtle and dizzying study of the games we play with identity, by the author of The Bedtrick." --Mary Douglas, author of Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo "Wendy Doniger is a wonderful writer, and when she brings the great film classics (and B-movies) into conversation with world mythology, she reveals unexpected and humanly profound patterns in both the films and the myths that no one has seen before."--Francis Ford Coppola "I couldn't put it down! Buy this book!--Annie Dillard, author of For the Time Being"Doniger's sense of play and delight seems so utterly natural that one sometimes forgets that she is revealing ancient truths about who we are and how we live, about the patterns of human relationships and other messy realities."--Parabola"Another subtle and dizzying study of the games we play with identity, by the author of The Bedtrick." --Mary Douglas, author of Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo"Wendy Doniger is a wonderful writer, and when she brings the great film classics (and B-movies) into conversation with world mythology, she reveals unexpected and humanly profound patterns in both the films and the myths that no one has seen before."--Francis Ford Coppola
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