Call Me Ishtar

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Syracuse University Press, 1973 - Fiction - 247 pages
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This is a story about Ishtar, the Mother Goddess, Queen of Heaven, Angel of Death, Whore of Babylon, and, in this most recent incarnation, suburban housewife. She has returned to right the wrongs wreaked by 30 centuries of patriarchy.

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About the author (1973)

Rhoda Lerman was born Rhoda Carol Sniderman in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York on January 18, 1936. She graduated from the University of Miami. She taught creative writing at several colleges and universities including the University of Colorado and Syracuse University. Her first novel, Call Me Ishtar, was published in 1973. Her other works included The Girl That He Marries, Eleanor, The Book of the Night, Animal Acts, and God's Ear. She adapted her novel about Eleanor Roosevelt into a one-woman stage play. She was also a breeder of Newfoundlands and wrote a nonfiction book that explored the relationship between humans and dogs entitled Elsa Was Born a Dog, I Was Born a Human ...Things Have Changed. She died from complications of thyroid cancer on August 30, 2015 at the age of 79.

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