American Tricksters

Author: William J. Jackson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625647905
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Obviously not all the examples in American Tricksters are full-blown mythological tricksters like Coyote, Raven, or the Two Brothers found in Native American stories, or superhuman figures like the larger-than-life Davy Crockett of ...

Dancing On The Color Line

Author: Gretchen Martin
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 149680418X
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The extensive influence of the creative traditions derived from slave culture, particularly black folklore, in the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black authors, such as Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison, has become a hallmark of ...

The Trickster Figure In American Literature

Author: Winifred Morgan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137344725
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often than not, Euro-American literary tricksters are hustlers with a sense of
entitlement; they are hardwired to believe in their own superiority. Yet, even
though they see themselves as the center of the universe, the arrogance of Euro-
American tricksters is often matched with an appealing innocence or maybe
naivete. Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, for instance, repeatedly fools Jim and
others he meets on the Mississippi; yet Huck also sympathizes with victims of
greed and violence.

Writing Tricksters

Author: Jeanne Rosier Smith
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206564
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"Writing Tricksters" is fresh and original, an important addition to the growing corpus of truly multicultural critical texts."--Joseph Skerrett, coeditor of "Memory, Narrative, and Identity"

Living Sideways

Author: Franchot Ballinger
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806137964
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Examining both the sacred power of tricksters and the stories as literature, Living Sideways is the most thorough book to date on Native American tricksters.

Uneasy Alliance

Author: Hans Bak
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042016118
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In world mythologies, trickster gods preside over crossroads, commerce, and
industry, symbolizing processes of transition, transformation and interaction,
while in comic tales the boundary-crossing trickster is usually amoral, using
brains and shape- shifting to outwit the more powerful in its world.1 Morrison
invites us to think about one of the most famous of these African- American
tricksters, Br'er Rabbit, when she entitles her fourth book, Tar Baby. Countless
literary critics have taken ...

Madcaps Screwballs And Con Women

Author: Lori Landay
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216516
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" In addition, Landay explores the connections between these texts and advertisements selling products that encourage female deception and trickery.

American Indian Literature

Author: Alan R. Velie
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806123455
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THE WINNEBAGO TRICKSTER CYCLE The trickster is one of the oldest and
most widespread ofmythological and literary figures . He is found almost
universally among American Indian tribes, and he appears in European, Asian,
and African folklore as well. As the name implies, the trickster is, on one level —
probably the most important — an amoral practical joker who wanders about
playing pranks on unsuspecting victims. But he is far more complex than that. The
same figure, in ...

Encyclopedia Of African American Literature

Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438140592
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tricksters. in. AfricanAmerican. literature. "Eshu, the Trickster, will meet you at the
Threshold. He stands there in the crossroadsbetween powerandfear"(
NaloHopkinson, Mojo). The term trickster, which first appeared in print in 1711 to
refer to someone who practices trickery (a rogue, cheat, knave), had its literary
debut in SamuelRichardson's Pamela (1741). The termwas later applied
tofiguresfrom oraltradition by anthropologist Daniel Brinton in his 1868 studyof
Native American ...

West Of The Border

Author: Noreen Groover Lape
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821413457
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Culture Contact and Trickster Border Narratives rickster is the consummate,
liminal frontier ¤gure; as Victor Turner states, trickster tales throw “into sharp relief
many aspects of liminality.”1 Drawing on Turner, Barbara Babcock-Abrahams
states that Native American Tricksters exhibit an “ability to live interstitially, to
confuse and to escape the structures of society and the order of cultural things.”2
The traditional mythological Trickster mediates between humans and animals,
nature and ...