Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities / Edition 1

Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities / Edition 1

by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
ISBN-10:
0226618552
ISBN-13:
9780226618555
Pub. Date:
02/28/1986
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
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Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities / Edition 1


"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 Gödel, 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."—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."—Mark Caldwell, Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226618555
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 02/28/1986
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 870,158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS,
GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION AND TERMINOLOGY,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
INTRODUCTION. TRANSFORMATION AND CONTRADICTION,
1. THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS,
2. MYTHS ABOUT DREAMS,
3. MYTHS ABOUT ILLUSION,
4. EPISTEMOLOGY IN NARRATIVE: TALES FROM THE Yogavasistha,
5. ONTOLOGY IN NARRATIVE: MORE TALES FROM THE Yogavasistha,
6. THE ART OF ILLUSION,
CONCLUSION,
APPENDIXES,
NOTES,
BIBLIOGRAPHY,
INDEX OF NAMES AND TERMS,
SUBJECT INDEX,
ADDENDA TO THE SECOND PRINTING,

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