Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology (Revised)


A Study in American Indian Mythology (Revised)

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ISBN10: 0805203516 ISBN13: 9780805203516 Contributors: Kerenyi, Karl; Jung, C. G. Publisher: Schocken Books Published: Jun 1 1972 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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The myth of the Trickster--ambiguous creator and destroyer, cheater and cheated, subhuman and superhuman--is one of the earliest and most universal expressions of mankind. Nowhere does it survive in more starkly archaic form than in the voraciously uninhibited episodes of the Winnebago Trickster Cycle, recorded here is full. Anthropological and psychological analyses by Radin, Ker nyi, and Jung reveal with Trickster as filling a twofold role: on the one hand he is an archetypal psychic structure that harks back to an absolutely undifferentiated human consciousness, corresponding to a psyche that has hardly left the animal level (Jung); on the other hand, his myth is a present-day outlet for the most unashamed and liberating satire of the onerous obligation of social order, religion, and ritual.

With commentaries by Karl Ker nyi and C. G. Jung
Introduction by Stanley Diamond
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