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Trickster Lives: Culture and Myth in American Fiction (Hardback)
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Trickster Lives: Culture and Myth in American Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/04/2017
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At once criminal and savior, clown and creator, antagonist and mediator, the character of trickster has made frequent appearances in works by writers the world over. As Margaret Atwood observed, trickster gods ""stand where the door swings open on its hinges and the horizon expands; they operate where things are joined together and, thus, can also fall apart."" A shaping force in American literature, trickster has appeared in such characters as Huckleberry Finn, Rinehart, Sula, and Nanapush. Usually a figure both culturally specific and transcendent, trickster leads the way to the unconscious, the concealed, and the seemingly unattainable.

Trickster Lives offers thirteen new and challenging interpretations of trickster in American writing, including essays on works by African American, Native American, Pacific Rim, and Latino writers, as well as an examination of trickster politics. This innovative collection of work conveys the trickster's unmistakable imprint on the modern world.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820352671
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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"Trickster Lives" represents a significant new perspective on American literature, as well as an important contribution to trickster scholarship, not simply because it contains excellent original essays on both well-known and lesser-known works, but because its interdisciplinary approach broadens our sense of what literary studies can be.--Jeanne Rosier Smith "author of "Writing Tricksters: Mythic Gambols in American Ethnic Fiction" "


For analysis and argument about trickster in Native Hawaiian texts, Brer Rabbit tales, Cherokee narratives, Erdrich novels, and selected Latino texts--and for challenging us to think about what is and is not appropriately called trickster--the volume is quite valuable.--"Americas"


Trickster Lives represents a significant new perspective on American literature, as well as an important contribution to trickster scholarship, not simply because it contains excellent original essays on both well-known and lesser-known works, but because its interdisciplinary approach broadens our sense of what literary studies can be.

--Jeanne Rosier Smith "author of Writing Tricksters: Mythic Gambols in American Ethnic Fiction "

For analysis and argument about trickster in Native Hawaiian texts, Brer Rabbit tales, Cherokee narratives, Erdrich novels, and selected Latino texts--and for challenging us to think about what is and is not appropriately called trickster--the volume is quite valuable.

--Americas

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