Trickster Makes This World: How Disruptive Imagination Creates Culture

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"'Lewis Hyde's second masterpiece.' Margaret Atwood "Art is a lie that tells the truth." - Pablo Picasso 'Artists of whatever sort need Trickster's help from time to time: when you're blocked or stuck, take an aimless walk and let your mind off its leash, and call on Trickster. He's the opener of dreams, of roads, and of possibilities.' - Margaret Atwood * 'Hyde is one of our true superstars of non-fiction - this book not only covers its subject in more depth and comprehension than anything before (anything I've read, anyway) but it also ends up being about...well, everything. The guy's both brilliant (intellectually, literarily) and wise (psychologically, spiritually, you-name-itally).' - David Foster Wallace * 'Dazzling... rewards repeated reading.' - Michael Chabon * 'A masterpiece... The thrilling thing about reading non-fiction such as Hyde's is not just that it gives you new thoughts: it also changes the way you think.' - Scotland on Sunday * '[Hyde] is one of those quirky, eccentric Wise Children the United States sometimes throws up-a sort of Thoreau-cum-anthropologist-cum-seer...[Trickster] should be read by anyone interested in the grand and squalid matter of all things human...A glorious grabbag stuffed with necessary loot, a joyful plum pudding rich in treasures.' - Margaret Atwood, Los Angeles Times"

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"Art is a lie that tells the truth". (Pablo Picasso). Picasso disrupted the world around him, and in doing so he reshaped it. That is the Trickster spirit. Playful, mischievous, subversive, amoral. Tricksters are a great bother to have around, but paradoxically they are also indispensable heroes of culture, because ourworld - with its complexity and ambiguity, its beauty and its dirt - was trickster's creation, and the work is not yet finished. Authoritative in its scholarship, supple and dynamic in its style, "Trickster Makes This World" encourages you to think and see afresh. "Artists of whatever sort need Trickster's help from time to time: when you're blocked or stuck, take an aimless walk and let your mind off its leash, and call on Trickster. He's the opener of dreams, of roads, and of possibilities". (Margaret Atwood).

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Lewis Hyde
Verlag: Canongate Books Ltd Sep 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1847672256 ISBN 13: 9781847672254
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Buchbeschreibung Canongate Books Ltd Sep 2008, 2008. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 196x130x27 mm. Neuware - TRICKSTER MAKES THIS WORLD brings to life the playful and disruptive side of the human imagination as it is embodied in the trickster mythology. Tricksters are consummate boundary-crossers, slipping through keyholes, breaching walls subverting defence systems. Always out to satisfy their inordinate appetites, lying, cheating and stealing, tricksters are paradoxically a great bother to have around and indispensable heroes. In this fascinating book, Lewis Hyde explores the old myths that state that the trickster made the world as it is, with its complexity and ambiguity, its beauty and its dirt. 432 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781847672254

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