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TRICKSTER MAKES THIS WORLD: Mischief, Myth, and Art as The Gift but takes up the mythic figure of the Trickster -- Coyote, Hermes, Loki, Eshu, Krishna, . Trickster makes this world: mischief, myth, and art. byHyde Trickster and gender -- Appendix III. Monkey Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files . Trickster makes this world: mischief, myth and art. byHyde, Lewis For print- disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

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Editorial Reviews. From Kirkus Reviews. A model of rangy, creative, but not far- fetched interpretation, in this case of a common mythological archetype, the shifty . 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. Trickster Makes This World by Lewis Hyde; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Arts, Mythology, Tricksters, Trickster, Mythologie, Oplichting, Kunst.

He is the character in myth who threatens to take the myth apart. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Scabs bespeak some kind of rough contact with the world. Kristen Ulmer. He stuck me on here and said that in a while he would make me eat chicken with him. Set up a giveaway.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Hyde looks at world trickster myths and how they are essential in the reproduction, contestation, and transformation of culture.

We know of trickster through his representation as coyote, Iktomi, Anansi, as well as through the tales of Hermes and Loki in European myth. This archetype is a boundary crosser who can sometimes bring great boons to mankind.

However, how is trickster embodied in our heroes? This is the question that causes Mr. Hyde to go on a quest to find important historic personalities that portrayed the trait of the trickster.

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Hyde demonstrates the traits of trickster at work historically. Offering us readers biographies of each of these figures lives he shows how they were boundary crossers as well as cultural transformers. For anyone who has studied biographies on these celebrities, Mr. What he does do is re-weave what is known about these heroes to demonstrate how they contested and transformed the times that they were in.

I learned new information about Frederick Douglas that I had not been privy to previously.


For instance, besides being part African American, and part Scotch, Frederick Douglas also had some Native American ancestry through his grandmother. Through contesting racial categories, Frederick Douglas was forcing people to rethink their ideas about race. So was Frederick Douglas Scotch-European?

Native American? African American?

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Society defined him merely based on the color of his skin, and it was this definition that Frederick Douglas contested throughout his life. Yet, I never thought about their application to real life. The value of Mr. Culture is organic. If it does not grow then it slowly perishes. The questioning that trickster figures force us to undertake helps to maintain our cultural vitality. If a reader takes anything away from this book, I hope that they take away this point.

Paperback Verified Purchase. Much as I love Lewis Hyde The Gift is one of the great books this book is a real chore to get through.

He is constantly saying that he has an argument, but it never really holds together: Hyde is known for ranging around, but this is some kind of personal thing he obviously had to work through, and heaven help the reader. Clearly he decided that there was leakage around the neat "gift culture" hypotheses he started with, but he hardly nails what that is down it's probably about different forms of abundance being released when rules and scarcities are broken into.

Some things are just arbitrary -- Frederick Douglass comes in for a lot of time, but even Hyde admits at one point that he isn't a trickster, Hyde is just interested in him as someone who struggled between the white and slave cultures. Like everything else in the book, except for the Homeric Hymn which is slogged through interminably , we get flashes of detail, insight, and then nothing. I hope he's gone on to something more helpful. For those interested in tricksters and coyote, etc.

Everyone who questions, who is an artist, and actor, a comedian, must read this book. I thought the trickster was outside. I was so happy to discover the trickster in me. Without the trickster human worlds would harden and crumble.

Trickster makes this world : mischief, myth and art

I reread parts all the time. The author casts a wide net in his exploration of trickster gods and their cultural impact. That, for me, is the mark of a good book. Lewis Hyde writes with stories the ways the best story tellers talk: And though the stories may seem familiar initially, they every one seem strange when put together by a master writer and thinker.

Trickster makes this world : mischief, myth, and art

Difficult to put down; though I finished it the first time over a year ago, this memory is as fresh as this afternoon's late lunch. Lewis Hyde is an amazing observer of history, humans and their myths. Every paragraph either teaches me something new, or gives me a completely different way of understanding this place that we call Life on Earth. A wordsmith extraordinaire, the stories pull you in and make this book difficult to put down!

This book is a treasure. I have collected trickster stories across cultures for over 50 years. They have woven their way into much of my art work and I've drawn upon them often when talking especially to children. Hyde explains the origins and similarities across time and culture better than anyone I've ever read.

It is comprehensive, wonderfully informative, and very easy to read. You'll want to read this book over and over again. One person found this helpful. I absolutely love this text.

Lewis Hyde is incredible, and if you have any interest in Tricksters, this is definitely worth the read. I haven't finished the whole thing yet, but I honestly can't wait until I have the time to sit and read through the whole book.

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Trickster makes this world : mischief, myth, and art

Language English. Includes bibliographical references p. Trap of nature -- Slipping the trap of appetite -- "That's my way, Coyote, not your way" -- The first lie -- The land of the dead -- Pt. Two-road chance -- An attack of accidents -- The god of the crossroads -- The lucky find -- Pt. Dirt work -- Speechless shame and shameless speech -- Matter out of place -- Pt. Trickster and gender -- Appendix III.

Monkey and the peaches of immortality.

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Bookplateleaf Boxid IA City New York. Donor internetarchivebookdrive. Edition 1st ed. External-identifier urn: Extramarc University of Toronto. Identifier trickstermakesth00hyde. Identifier-ark ark: Isbn