Trickster Makes This World
Trickster Makes This World
Mischief, Myth, and Art
Lewis Hyde

Foreword by Michael Chabon

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.

Title Trickster Makes This World
Subtitle Mischief, Myth, and Art
Author Lewis Hyde
Foreword by Michael Chabon
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Title First Published 17 August 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 432 p.
ISBN-10 0374532559
ISBN-13 9780374532550
Publication Date 17 August 2010
Main content page count 432
Weight 16 oz.

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