Trickster Lives: Culture and Myth in American Fiction

Trickster Lives: Culture and Myth in American Fiction

by Reesman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820322148
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 01/01/1901
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

JEANNE CAMPBELL REESMAN is a professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the author of American Designs: The Late Novels of James and Faulkner and Jack London: A Study of the Short Fiction. She is coediting a major collection of London's photographs that will be published by the University of Georgia Press. Her other books include Trickster Lives and Speaking the Other Self (both Georgia).

R. BRUCE BICKLEY, JR., is Griffith T. Pugh Professor of English, Emeritus, Florida State University. His books include The Method of Melville's Short Fiction, two annotated bibliographies of Harris scholarship, and, coedited with John T. Bickley, Nights with Uncle Remus.

HOUSTON A. BAKER JR. is a professor of English at Duke University. Among his honors and achievements in American letters, Baker is a past president of the Modern Language Association. His books include Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing and Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Native American Tricksters: Literary Figuras of Community Transformers / William G. Doty
Kamapua'a: A Hawaiian Trickster / Nancy Alpert Mower
Brer Rabbit and His Cherokee Cousin: Moving Beyond Appropriation / Sandra K. Baringer
Deadpan Trickster: The American Humor of Huckleberry Finn / Sacvan Bercovitch
The Trickster God in "Roughing It" / Lawrence I. Berkove
John, Brer Rabbit, and Babo: The Trickster and Cultural Power in Melville and Joel Chandler Harris / R. Bruce Bickley Jr.
Tricksters and Shamans in Jack London's Short Stories / Gail Jones
Daring the Free Fall: Sula as Lilith / Debbie Lopez
The Trickster Metaphysics of Thylias Moss / Jay Winston
"Stop Making Sense": Trickster Variations in the Fiction of Louise Erdrich / Claudia Gutwirth
Turning Tricks: Trafficking in the Figure of the Latino / Maria DeGuzman
Where Are the Women Tricksters? / Lewis Hyde
Constitutional Allegory and Affirmative Action Babies: Stephen Carter's Talk of "Dissent" / Houston A. Baker Jr.
Selected Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index

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