Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions

Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions

by Franchot Ballinger
     
 

"In Living Sideways, Franchot Ballinger provides the first full-length study of the diverse roles and dimensions of North American Indian tricksters. While honoring their diversity and complexity, he challenges stereotypical Euro-American treatments of tricksters." Living Sideways also includes illustrative trickster stories at the end of each chapter, a comprehensive…  See more details below

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"In Living Sideways, Franchot Ballinger provides the first full-length study of the diverse roles and dimensions of North American Indian tricksters. While honoring their diversity and complexity, he challenges stereotypical Euro-American treatments of tricksters." Living Sideways also includes illustrative trickster stories at the end of each chapter, a comprehensive bibliography, and discussion of the literary aspects of tricksters. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136325
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Franchot Ballinger is Associate Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. He has written numerous articles on Native American tricksters.

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