The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was: Myths of Self-Imitation

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CONTENTS
Introduction: The Self-Impersonation of Mythology3
Pre- and Postmodern Narrative Recycling3
Chronology and Intertextuality6
The Möbius Strip and the Zen Diagram7
Chapter 1: The Mythology of Self-Impersonation10
Self-Impersonation10
Self-Impersonation by the Famous and the Literary12
Nature Imitating Art Imitating Nature15
Playing within the Play18
Virtual Reality20
Acting Out in Politics23
Ironic Tangos26
Chapter 2: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for His Wife28
The Marriage of Udayana29
Ratnavali, The Lady of the Jeweled Necklace29
Priyadarshika, The Woman Who Shows Her Love32
The Marriage of Figaro35
The Self-Replicating Wife 37
Chapter 3: The Double Amnesia of Siegfried and Brünnhilde40
Thidreks Saga41
Völsunga Saga43
Nibelungenlied47

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