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"Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty . . . weaves a brilliant analysis of the complex role of dreams and dreaming in Indian religion, philosophy, literature, and art. . . . In her creative hands, enchanting Indian myths and stories illuminate and are illuminated by authors as different as Aeschylus, Plato, Freud, Jung, Kurl Gand#246;del, Thomas Kuhn, Borges, Picasso, Sir Ernst Gombrich, and many others. This richly suggestive book challenges many of our fundamental assumptions about ourselves and our world."and#8212;Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review

"Dazzling analysis. . . . The book is firm and convincing once you appreciate its central point, which is that in traditional Hindu thought the dream isn't an accident or byway of experience, but rather the locus of epistemology. In its willful confusion of categories, its teasing readiness to blur the line between the imagined and the real, the dream actually embodies the whole problem of knowledge. . . . [O'Flaherty] wants to make your mental flesh creep, and she succeeds."and#8212;Mark Caldwell, Village Voice

About the Author

Wendy Doniger O'Flahertyand#160;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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226618555
Author:
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19860231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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