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The trickster : a study in American Indian mythology

Radin, Paul, 1883-1959. ;Kerényi, Karl, 1897-1973.

New York : Schocken Books [1972, c1956]

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 3  (E99 W7 R142 1972 )()

  • Title:
    The trickster : a study in American Indian mythology
  • Author/Creator: Radin, Paul, 1883-1959.
  • Kerényi, Karl, 1897-1973.; Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
  • Publisher: New York : Schocken Books
  • Creation Date: [1972, c1956]
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: xxv, 211 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Winnebago mythology; Indian mythology -- North America; Tricksters; Mythology
  • Description: Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly recognizable form among the simplest aboriginal tribes and among the complex. We encounter it among the ancient Greeks, the Chinese, the Japanese and in the Semitic world. Many of the Trickster's traits were perpetuated in the figure of the mediaeval jester, and have survived right up to the present day in the Punch-and-Judy plays and in the clown. Although repeatedly combined with other myths and frequently drastically reorganized and reinterpreted, its basic plot seems always to have succeeded in reasserting itself. [...] The following paper is the presentation of one such Trickster myth, that found among the Siouan-speaking Winnebago of central Wisconsin and eastern Nebraska. -- Prefactory note (p. xxiii)
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents: The trickster myth of the Winnebago indians
    Supplementary trickster myths
    The nature and meaning of the myth / Paul Radin
    The trickster myth in relation to Greek mythology / Karl Kerenyi, translated by R. F. C. Hull
    On the psychology of the tickster figure / C. G. Jung, translated by R. F. C. Hull.
  • OCLC Number: 591722
  • Identifier: ISBN0805203516;ISBN9780805203516;LCCN73154004