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Published by University of Alabama Press in Tuscaloosa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tricksters.,
  • Animals, Mythical.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-258) and index.

Statementedited by William J. Hynes & William G. Doty.
ContributionsHynes, William J., Doty, William G., 1939-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR524 .M96 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 265 p. ;
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1717116M
ISBN 100817305998
LC Control Number92019629

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Mythical Trickster Figures, is the first substantial collection of essays about the trickster to appear since Radin's 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 /5(2).   Mythical Trickster Figures book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Mythical Trickster Figures is the first substantial colle /5. "Mythical Trickster Figures is an admirable successor to Radin's book (The Trickster, ), embracing a much greater range of materials, viewed from angles that differ from those adopted by Radin and his collaborators The contributions are framed by four other chapters in which the editors summarize the points at issue in the post-Radin. As examples of trickster figures surface across the essays in this book, these observations by Babcock and Basso will be illustrated many times. (Continues) Excerpted from Mythical Trickster Figures by William J. Hynes, William G. Doty.

Mythical Trickster Figures: Contours, Contexts, and Criticisms and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A collection of essays about mythical trickster figures, ranging from the Coyote of America to African, Japanese, Greek and Christian figures, plus examples found in contemporary American fiction and drama. The work examines how cultural values are challenged and enforced by these comic creations. the mythic hero called "the trickster."l At first believed to be only Amerindian in scope, with the works of Luomala (, on Maui, the trickster of Polynesia and New Zealand) and Warner (, on Bamapama, the trickster of Arnhem Land, Australia), the problem be­ came apparent in Oceania, and now involves Africa as well. While theCited by: 5. Get this from a library! Mythical trickster figures: contours, contexts, and criticisms. [William J Hynes; William G Doty;] -- Mythical Trickster Figures is the first substantial collection of essays about the trickster figure since Paul Radin's influential publication of The Trickster. Contributions by leading scholars.

With William J. Hynes, Doty edited and contributed to the book Mythical Trickster Figures. Another of his writings about mythology is the book Mythography: The Study of Myths and Rituals, [6] which the Oxford Companion to World Mythology describes as "the most comprehensive and definitive study of the primary intellectual currents in. Buy Mythical Trickster Figures: Contours, Contexts and Criticisms New Ed by William J. Hynes, William G. Doty (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). Hynes and Doty, in Mythical Trickster Figures () state that every trickster has several of the following six traits: fundamentally ambiguous and anomalous. deceiver and trick-player. shape-shifter. situation-inverter. messenger and imitator of the gods. sacred and lewd ers: Mythical trickster figures: contours, contexts, and criticisms. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. MLA Citation. Hynes, William J. and Doty, William G. Mythical trickster figures: contours, contexts, and criticisms / edited by William J. Hynes & William G. Doty University of Alabama Press Tuscaloosa Australian/Harvard Citation.