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Trickster Figure in Myth

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the trickster figure.


Six Superlative Sources

· Brown, Norman O. Hermes the Thief. University of Wisconsin Press, 1947.

· Hawley, John Stratton. Krishna, the Butter Thief. Princeton University Press, 1983.

· Hyde, Lewis. Trickster Makes This World. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.

· Hynes, William J., and William G. Doty, eds. Mythical Trickster Figures. University of Alabama Press, 1993.

· Pelton, Robert. The Trickster in West Africa. University of California Press, 1980.

· Radin, Paul. The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology. Schocken Books, 1972.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bascom, William. Ifa Divination: Communication between Gods and Men in West Africa. Indiana University Press, 1991.

· Basso, Ellen B. In Favor of Deceit: A Study of Tricksters in an Amazonian Society. University of Arizona Press, 1987.

· Boas, Franz. "Introduction." Traditions of the Thompson River Indians of British Columbia by James Teit. Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society. Vol. 6. Houghton Mifflin, 1898: 1-18.

· Boas, Franz. "Tsimshian Mythology." Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Vol. 31. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916: 30-1037.

· Bright, William. A Coyote Reader. University of California Press, 1993.

· Cosentino, Donald. "Who Is That Fellow in the Many-Colored Cap? Transformations of Eshu in Old and New World Mythologies." Journal of American Folklore 100 (1987): 261-275.

· Detienne, Marcel, and Jean-Pierre Vernant. Cunning Intelligence in Greek Culture and Society. Janet Lloyd, trans. University of Chicago Press, 1991.

· Diamond, Stanley. "Job and the Trickster." The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology by Paul Radin. Schocken Books, 1972: xi-xxii.

· Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. The Signifying Monkey. Oxford University Press, 1988.

· Harris, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings. Pengiun Books, 1982.

· Lopez, Barry. Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with His Daughter: Coyote Builds North America. Avon Books, 1990.

· Luomala, Katharine. Maui-of-a-Thousand-Tricks. Bishop Museum Bulletin Series. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1949.

· Ogundipe, Ayodele. "Esu Elegbara, The Yoruba God of Chance and Uncertainty: A Study in Yoruba Mythology." Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 1978.

· Ramsey, Jarold, ed. Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country. University of Washington Press, 1977.

· Ricketts, Mac Linscott. "The North American Indian Trickster." History of Religions 5.2 (1966): 327-350.

· Thompson, Stith. Tales of the North American Indians. Indiana University Press, 1929.

· Toelken, J. Barre. "The 'Pretty Languages' of Yellowman: Genre, Mode, and Texture in Navajo Coyote Narratives." Folklore Genres by Dan Ben-Amos, ed. University of Texas Press, 1976: 145-170.

· Wescott, Joan. "The Sculpture and Myths of Eshu-Elegba, the Yoruba Trickster." Africa (Journal of the International African Institute, London) 32 (1962): 336-353.

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