Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art

Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art

Lewis Hyde


In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde brings to existence the playful and disruptive part of human mind's eye because it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the outdated stories―Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North the USA, between others―and then holds them up opposed to the lives and paintings of more moderen creators: Picasso, Duchamp, Ginsberg, John Cage, and Frederick Douglass. Twelve years after its first ebook, Trickster Makes This World―authoritative in its scholarship, loose-limbed in its style―has taken its position one of the nice works of contemporary cultural feedback.

This new version comprises an creation by way of Michael Chabon.

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