Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes

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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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Other Peoples' 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 mytholigies of Woody Allen and soap operas, the author encourages us to feel anew the force of myth and tradition in our lives and in the lives of other cultures.

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Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and a professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was.

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