Lewis Hyde brings a unique sensibility to the study of stories, tricksters, and what makes creative imagination possible.
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.
Many nonfiction books read as though the author had a good, tight essay and for some unfounded reason decided to expand it.
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... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amy Patricia Komar Hare
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... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ursula E. Winters
Excellent book, very informative & insightful. Read a little bit from a copy from my university's library & liked it so much I thought I should purchase my own copy.Published 6 months ago by Jose Benavides
Lewis Hyde writes with stories the ways the best story tellers talk: beginning, middle, end. And though the stories may seem familiar initially, they every one seem strange when... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Walter J. Smith
I absolutely love this text. Lewis Hyde is incredible, and if you have any interest in Tricksters, this is definitely worth the read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jessica
I wanted to learn magic tricks and was woefully disappointed. Aspiring magicians should not waste their money on this book.Published 14 months ago by Dino Spumoni
The other reviews of this book are spot on. It's very well written, entertaining, and made me look at the world a little differently.Published 16 months ago by Melissa Dowd
Great product with just the right content for my research, and surprisingly quick shipping! The book itself was in exellent condition and I'd recommend this to anybody interested... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anna Moody
I am only familiar with a single paragraph about Hermes that I found quoted in a more recent study. So many authors have taken a look at the details of our culture, with the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bruce P. Barten