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Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes

 
 
 
 
Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes
Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
ISBN 13: 9780226618579
ISBN 10: 226618579
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1995-11-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $26.00
 
 

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.