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Mythical trickster figures [electronic resource] : contours, contexts, and criticisms / edited by William J. Hynes & William G. Doty.

Contributor(s): Hynes, William J | Doty, William G, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1993Description: 1 online resource (x, 265 p.).ISBN: 9780817382858 (electronic bk.); 0817382852 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tricksters | Animals, Mythical | RELIGION -- Comparative Religion | ManifestationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mythical trickster figures.DDC classification: 291.213 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introducing the fascinating and perplexing trickster figure / William J. Hynes & William G. Doty -- Historical overview of theoretical issues : the problem of the trickster / William G. Doty & William J. Hynes -- Mapping the characteristics of mythic tricksters : a heuristic guide / William J. Hynes -- A lifetime of trouble-making : Hermes as trickster / William G. Doty -- The myth of the trickster : the necessary breaker of taboos / Laura Makarius -- The shaman and the trickster / Mac Linscott Ricketts -- The exception who proves the rules : Ananse the Akan trickster / Christopher Vecsey -- West African tricksters : web of purpose, dance of delight / Robert D. Pelton -- A Japanese mythic trickster figure : Susa-no-o / Robert S. Ellwood -- Saint Peter : apostle transfigured into trickster / William J. Hynes & Thomas J. Steele -- The moral imagination of the Kaguru : some thoughts on tricksters, translation and comparative analysis / T.O. Beidelman -- Inhabiting the space between discourse and story in trickster narratives / Anne Doueihi -- Inconclusive conclusions : tricksters-- metaplayers and revealers / William J. Hynes.
Summary: Mythical Trickster Figures, is the first substantial collection of essays about the trickster to appear since Radin's 1955 The Trickster. Contributions by leading scholars treat a wide range of manifestations of this mischievous character, ranging from the Coyote of the American Southwest to such African figures as Eshu-Elegba and Ananse, the Japanese Susa-no-o, the Greek Hermes, Christian adaptations of Saint Peter, and examples found in contemporary American fiction and drama. The many humorous trickster stories included are fascinating in themselves, but Hynes and Doty also highlight the wi.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-258) and index.

Introducing the fascinating and perplexing trickster figure / William J. Hynes & William G. Doty -- Historical overview of theoretical issues : the problem of the trickster / William G. Doty & William J. Hynes -- Mapping the characteristics of mythic tricksters : a heuristic guide / William J. Hynes -- A lifetime of trouble-making : Hermes as trickster / William G. Doty -- The myth of the trickster : the necessary breaker of taboos / Laura Makarius -- The shaman and the trickster / Mac Linscott Ricketts -- The exception who proves the rules : Ananse the Akan trickster / Christopher Vecsey -- West African tricksters : web of purpose, dance of delight / Robert D. Pelton -- A Japanese mythic trickster figure : Susa-no-o / Robert S. Ellwood -- Saint Peter : apostle transfigured into trickster / William J. Hynes & Thomas J. Steele -- The moral imagination of the Kaguru : some thoughts on tricksters, translation and comparative analysis / T.O. Beidelman -- Inhabiting the space between discourse and story in trickster narratives / Anne Doueihi -- Inconclusive conclusions : tricksters-- metaplayers and revealers / William J. Hynes.

Mythical Trickster Figures, is the first substantial collection of essays about the trickster to appear since Radin's 1955 The Trickster. Contributions by leading scholars treat a wide range of manifestations of this mischievous character, ranging from the Coyote of the American Southwest to such African figures as Eshu-Elegba and Ananse, the Japanese Susa-no-o, the Greek Hermes, Christian adaptations of Saint Peter, and examples found in contemporary American fiction and drama. The many humorous trickster stories included are fascinating in themselves, but Hynes and Doty also highlight the wi.

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