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“[A] hymn to the gods of mischief, who are also the gods of artistic and cultural renewal.” ―Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
“A major work of scholarship that is also a major work of art.” ―Sacvan Bercovitch, Harvard University
“Brilliant . . . By the time [Hyde] is done he has folded language culture, and the very habit of being human into his ken.” ―The New Yorker
“Hyde is one of our true superstars of nonfiction.” ―David Foster Wallace
“[Trickster Makes This World] should be ready by anyone interested in the grand and squalid matter of all things human.” ―Margaret Atwood, Los Angeles Times
Go Martha go! Wise, nerdy and exquisitley researched. This book shook me and rocked my core.Published 1 day ago by katrina leestma
Interesting commentary on the classics that avoids being dry and academic--a rare feat.
That said, I felt the book could've been better organized
The history and role of the trickster is well defined in this book. The trickster is still with us, just have to have the eyes to see him. Now I do.Published 8 months ago by Jan
TERRIFIC!!! Everyone who questions, who is an artist, and actor, a comedian, must read this book. I thought the trickster was outside. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nancy N. Thornton
I can count on my fingers to books which have rearranged by thinking , changed how I perceive, and altered how I relate. This book goes deep and wild . I do like thatPublished 13 months ago by Philip Belove
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 16 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 18 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 20 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 22 months ago by Walter J. Smith