The woman who pretended to be who she was

myths of self-imitation

By Doniger, Wendy

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978-0-19516-016-1
Publisher
New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.


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Reviewed on December 27, 2004

Doniger, a scholar of religion and mythology at the Univ. of Chicago, completes her trilogy about the varieties of identity confusion (Splitting the Difference; The Bedtrick) with a book about the ways in which people imitate themselves. A concept that at first sounds bizarre and unlikely, self-imitation, Doniger shows, is a multi-faceted phenomenon that has been exploited by folktales around the world, and especially by movies. She identifies several classic types and provides an impressive range of examples, drawing from early and modern Hollywood, Bollywood, opera, literature and mythologies. Many instances of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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