|Primary Format: Cloth|
|Size:||5 x 8 in.|
|Subject(s):||Biography and Letters|
The Donigers of Great Neck: A Mythologized Memoir
What a great storyteller! Wendy Doniger is always both witty and brilliant.
Wendy Doniger has taught us how to think about myths. Now she turns her shining pen to her own most intimate ones. In these pages you will find pearls her parents taught her: tricks for turning traffic lights green; how to wear a space-helmet with a dinner dress. You will find as well a loving and witty memoir by an intellectual giant about the lost microcosm that nourished her exuberant growth. And if you are at all like me, you will laugh and you will cry.
—David Nirenberg, University of Chicago
It’s wholly fitting and wholly pleasing that Wendy Doniger-one of our great authorities on the process of myth-making and the myths of other cultures-should turn her creative and critical attention to myths made at home. The Donigers of Great Neck-with its gallery of eccentrics, its vivid characters and generations at their song-is a delight and an instruction from first to final page.
—Nicholas Delbanco, University of Michigan
Walking through the snow to see Wendy at the stately, gracious home of Rita and Lester Doniger will forever remain in my memory.
—Francis Ford Coppola
WENDY DONIGER is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions; also in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College. Her research and teaching interests revolve around two basic areas, Hinduism and mythology. She has published over forty books, most recently, The Hindus: An Alternative History.