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Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes
by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
University of Chicago Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-226-61857-9
Library of Congress Classification BL304.D55 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 291.13

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 soap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force of 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 critical questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the way different cultures make use of central texts and traditions. And she offers a sophisticated way of looking at the roles myths play in all cultures.

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