The Donigers of Great Neck

A Mythologized Memoir

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Wendy Doniger
  • Waltham, MA: 
    Brandeis University Press
    , March
     184 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


“Many memories, many myths”—this is how Wendy Doniger begins the story of her parents’ origins in Europe and sharply bifurcated life in America. Recalling their contrasting attitudes toward Judaism and religion in general—and acknowledging the mythologized narratives that keep bubbling up in those recollections—Doniger tells the story of their childhoods, their unusual marriage, their life in the post–World War II Jewish enclave of Great Neck, New York, and her own complex relationship with each of them.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

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