9780374279288

Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art

Hyde, Lewis

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ISBN 13: 9780374279288
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hardcover
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Always out to satisfy their inordinate appetites, lying, cheating, and stealing, tricksters are a great bother to have around, but paradoxically they are also indispensable culture heroes. Here Lewis Hyde's ambitious and captivating study brings to life the playful and disruptive side of the human imagination as it is embodied in the trickster mythology.

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