Description - Trickster Makes This World by Lewis Hyde
Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of the human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He revisits the old stories - Hermes in Greece, Coyote in North America - and holds them up against more recent creators like Picasso, Duchamp and Ginsberg. It ranks among the great works of modern cultural criticism.
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(197mm x 129mm x mm)
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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.