The Donigers of Great Neck

A Mythologized Memoir

cover of untold tales

Author: Wendy Doniger

Series: Mandel Lectures in the Humanities

“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.

Subject: Biography and Letters

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