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Trickster Makes This World

Trickster Makes This World - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374279288

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ISBN13: 978-0374279288
ISBN10: 0374279284
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: North Point Press
Published: 1998
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Trickster Makes This World - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374279288

Lewis Hyde

ISBN13: 978-0374279288
ISBN10: 0374279284
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: North Point Press

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Trickster Makes This World solidifies Lewis Hyde's reputation as, in Robert Bly's words, "the most subtle, thorough, and brilliant mythologist we now have." In it, Hyde now brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first revisits the old stories--Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others--and then holds them up against the life and work of more recent creators: Picasso, Duchamp, Ginsberg, John Cage, and Frederick Douglass. Authoritative in its scholarship, loose-limbed in its style, Trickster Makes This World ranks among the great works of modern cultural criticism.

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