ISBN13:978-0865475366 ISBN10: 0865475369 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0374279288 ISBN10: 0374279284
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 wor
k 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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Paperback Publisher:North Point Press Published: 02/16/1999 International: No
"Persuasively celebrates the need for the kind of paintings, music, books and ideas that society initially finds unpleasant...[A] hymn to the gods of mischief, who are also the gods of artistic and cultural renewal."
--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
"Hyde is one of our true superstars of nonfiction."
--David Foster Wallace
"Brilliant...By the time he is done he has folded language, culture, and the very habit of being human into his ken."
--The New Yorker
"A major work of scholarship that is also a major work of art."
--Sacvan Bercovitch, Harvard University
"[Trickster] should be ready by anyone interested in the grand and squalid matter of all things human..."
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New York 1999 Trade paperback Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 432 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Just a hint of wear along edges of spine.
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New York 1999 Soft Cover First Thus Very Good 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. A 'North Point Press' PB, pictorial card covers, 417pp. General rubbing creasing to covers, inside has a gift inscr to dedication...show more page, else square, clean & tight with no markings. ...show less
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