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Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art - Lewis Hyde
Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780865475366 (0865475369)
ASIN: 865475369
Publisher: North Point Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.5 Tickster
In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde explores the mythology of that cunning, playful, sometimes bumbling, always disruptive spirit that's sure to send one's world ass-over-teakettle ever time it shows up. Hyde gives inspired readings of a wide variety of myths, from Raven and Coyote to Loki, ...
mayhap
mayhap rated it
If you are at all interested in mythology or the creative process, you must read this book.
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