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

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INDEX
Abbott and Costello, 56
Abe, Kobo, 145, 211, 220
Abraham, 119
accent, as disguise, 12, 77, 83–84, 246n.7
Aeschylus, 114
aging, 10, 71, 94, 101, 128–32, 137–45, 147–48, 159–61, 198–99, 205, 240n.30
AIDS, 116
Alice, Through the Looking-Glass, 206
alien, 169, 172, 176
Allen, Woody, 209–10, 218, 244n.53
Alzheimer’s disease, 94, 151
amnesia, 10, 90–107, 109–11, 118, 123, 134, 141, 149–51, 163, 168, 172–73, 179, 181, 205, 232, 241n.11, 242n.19, 245n.29; double, of Siegfried and Brünnhilde, 40–41, 46, 52, 57, 91–92, 150, 169–70. See also drink and drugs; Lethe
androgyny, 16–17, 191, 197–98, 221
android. See robot
animal: bear, 51, 70; bee, 117–18; bull, 121; butterfly, 210; cat, 235n.46; crab, 12, 144; doe, 117–18; dog, 21, 80, 82, 94, 129, 231, 240n.36, 241n.4; elephant, 117–18, 129, 251n.91; flying fox, 144; fox, 11, 123; horse, 17–18, 41, 43–45, 54, 65, 119–20, 206, 223, 239n.35, 243n.18; iguana, 144; insect, 144; jackal, 121; lion, 210; lioness, 121; lizard, 144; monkey, 114; serpent, 65, 142–44, 230; sheep, 11; shrimp, 142; snail, 208; stag, 202; tortoise, 231, 251n.91; wolf, 11, 144, 245n.17. See also bird
Aristotle, 212
armor, as mask or disguise, 44, 51–53; as maidenhead, 59. See also Tarnhelm
Arthashastra, 29
artichoke, as metaphor for self, 230, 251n.86. See also onion
Astaire, Fred, 19–20
Auden, W. H., 161
Augustine, Confessions, 114
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 207, 211, 219–20, 250n.44
Ballard, J. G., “Thirteen for Centaurus,” 168
Balzac, Honoré de, 16, 194, 214
Barbie doll, 157
Barthes, Roland, 16–17, 214
Batman, 12. See also superhero
Beatty, Warren, 126–27
Beaumarchais, Pierre-Auguste Caron de, 35–37, 194, 196
bedtrick, 9, 28, 40, 42–43, 46, 51–53, 56, 58, 62, 123, 134, 139, 151, 234n.5, 235n.48, 238n.24, 239n.31, 245n.19
Beerbohm, Max, 14–15, 159, “The Happy Hypocrite,” 211–12
Bellow, Saul, 160
Bergman, Ingrid, 13, 174–75, 245n.29, 246n.7
Berle, Milton, 38–39, 81, 126, 164, 237n.24
Béroul, 60–61, 65, 221
Bhagavata Purana, 124, 243n.37. See also Hindu deity; Mahabharata
Bhavabhuti, 66
Bible, 15, 74
bigamy, 76, 102. See also polygyny
bio-queen (female female impersonator), 198, 200
bird, 144; crow, 185; eagle, 114; goose, 117; owl, 21; peacock, 202; swan, 114, 117–18, 199. See also animal
bisexuality. See queerness
black leather, 21
blindness, 50, 102, 107–8, 128, 241n.18
Bloom, Harold, 7
body double, 21. See also double
Bogart, Humphrey, 146, 157, 223
Bollywood, 3, 22, 126, 133, 136, 235nn.56–57. See also Filmistan; Hollywood

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