Author:O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger

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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