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Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art

Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art

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In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits 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 lives and work of more recent creators: Picasso, Duchamp, Ginsberg, John Cage, and Frederick Douglass. Twelve years after its first publication, Trickster Makes This World--authoritative in its scholarship, loose-limbed in its style--has taken its place among the great works of modern cultural criticism.

This new edition includes an introduction by Michael Chabon.

Author: Lewis Hyde
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 08/17/2010
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 8.22h x 6.58w x 0.76d
ISBN: 9780374532550

About the Author

Lewis Hyde is the author of The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property and Common as Air (FSG, 2010). A MacArthur Fellow and former director of creative writing at Harvard, he is currently Luce Professor of Art and Politics at Kenyon College.

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