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THE BEDTRICK: TALES OF SEX AND MASQUERADE

By: Doniger, Wendy

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000027981

ISBN: 0226156427

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known p lots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, f rom the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item i... View more info

OTHER PEOPLE'S MYTHS: THE CAVE OF ECHOES

By: O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000044535

ISBN: 0226618579

Condition: Good


Other People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables , Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and s oap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force o f myth and tradition in our lives, and in the lives of other cultures. She shows how the stories of mythology-whether of Greek gods, Chinese sages, or Polish rabbis-enable all cultures to define themselves. She raises critica l questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the... View more info

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THE ORIGINS OF EVIL IN HINDU MYTHOLOGY (HERMENEUTICS (HERMENEUTICS: STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS)

By: O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University of California Pre: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000044620

ISBN: 0520040988

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "While focusing on the central problem of evil, O'Fiaherty illuminates ever y aspect of Hindu thought." --Choice "This is Dr. O'Flaherty's third book on Indian mythology, and the best yet. The range and number of myths handled is dazzling .... Moreover, her fluen t and lucid style make reading a pleasure .... a major contribution to the study of religion in general and Hinduism in particular." --Times Literary Supplement "This sc... View more info