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Trickster Makes This World
By Lewis Hyde

Trickster Makes This World

How Disruptive Imagination Creates Culture Main

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Trickster Makes This World by Lewis Hyde

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847672254
ISBN-10: 1847672256
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Trickster Makes This World by Lewis Hyde Trickster Makes This World, Paperback (April 2017)

This book from the author of The Gift is about imagination and philosophy and was described by Margaret Atwood as a 'masterpiece'

Gift by Lewis Hyde Gift, Paperback (December 2012)

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Common as Air by Lewis Hyde Common as Air, Paperback (November 2011)

Offers a defence of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present. This title turns to America's Founding Fathers - men such as Adams, Madison, and Jefferson - in search of other ways to imagine the fruits of human wit and imagination.

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Author Biography - Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde was born in Boston and studied at the Universities of Minnesota and Iowa. In addition to Trickster Makes This World, he is the author of The Gift, a defence of the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-orientated society. Editor of On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg and The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau, Hyde is now writing a defence of the 'cultural commons', that vast store of ideas and art we have inherited from the past. A MacArthur Fellow and former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, Hyde is currently the Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College in Ohio.

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