Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts

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'This is. . .a book which is as rich in detail as the carvings of the great Hindu temples. It shares with them a delight in the interplay of myth and mundane experience, and above all an empathy with the Hindu preoccupation with the meaning of human existence in all its complexity.' -G.M. Carstairs, Times Literary Supplement
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1980 HardCover in DustJacket. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD PLUS. Clean, Bright and Unmarked. Binding Straight and Tight. First Printing, 1980.

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Chicago & London 1980 Cloth Hardcover First edition Near Fine in Near Fine dj 8vo. 359 pp. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Light rubbing to dj edges. Overall a ... tight, clean, readable copy. Read more Show Less

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1980 Hardcover Very good Isbn matches very clean hardcover. no dj. clean text. solid binding. publisher promo stamp inside front cover FAST SHIPPING W/ CONFIRMATION. NO ... PRIORITY OR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS OVER 4LBs. Read more Show Less

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Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 1980 Hard Cover First Edition Good/Good 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall 0226618498 Meta Physical 382 pages with index, b&w illustarations. some paragraphs are ... underlined. This book is a study of sexual metaphors and animal symbols used in Indian mythology to express religious concepts about the relationships between men ans women, parents and children, gods and goddesses, and human and deities. Read more Show Less

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1980 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good jacket Book Tight, square binding. Mild soil to lower and front edges, internally clean. Light wear to jacket.

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Chicago 1980 Hardcover First edition, first printing (full number line) Faint wear and few marks to DJ protected in archival brodart, extremely light scuff to spine foot & ... sprine head fold, else near fine(+) in near fine(-) DJ. Octavo in red DJ; xviii, 382 p, [4] leaves of b&w plates, b&w illus; 24 cm. Hindu mythology; Sex; Animals; Psychology. || I l a i s a n a n d r o g y n e i n H i n d u m y t h o l o g y, k n o w n f o r h i s / h e r s e x c h a n g e s. A s a m a n, h e i s k n o w n a s I l a o r S u d y u m n a a n d a s a w o m a n, i s c a l l e d I la. Illai s c o n s i d e r e d t h e c h i e f p r o g e n i t o r o f t h e L u n a r D y n a s t y ( S o m a v a m s h a ) o f I n d i a n k i n g s-a l s o k n o w n a s t h e A i l a s ( " d e s c e n d a n t s o f I la " ). Read more Show Less

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1980 Hbk 382pp lacks dj prev owner's inscrn on inside front board fine cloth boards text is excellent clean and tight.

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'This is. . .a book which is as rich in detail as the carvings of the great Hindu temples. It shares with them a delight in the interplay of myth and mundane experience, and above all an empathy with the Hindu preoccupation with the meaning of human existence in all its complexity.' -G.M. Carstairs, Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226618494
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1980
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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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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