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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.

©1998 Lewis Hyde; Foreword copyright 2010 by Michael Chabon (P)2022 Tantor

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I tried reading the paperback version of this book twice but it was quite a slog. Sensing that there’s a treasure of gold in this book, I tried the audiobook version. What a difference! With a lively narrator, this massive information becomes a college course taught by an engaging story teller. Listening to this audiobook (although long) was enjoyable and well worth the money and the time.

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