Trickster and Hero: Two Characters in the Oral and Written Traditions of the World

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Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780299290740

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About the Author

Harold Scheub is professor of African languages and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of many books, including Story; The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid; and The Poem in the Story; and the editor of African Tales and of The World and the Word: Tales and Observations from the Xhosa Oral Tradition.

Reviews

"This is an exciting and ambitious book, one that brings African, European, and North American trickster tales into comparison and perspective."--Elizabeth Fine, Virginia Tech
"Trickster and Hero is a remarkable work. Learned, it speaks to any reader; complex, it doesn't simplify the difficulties of its object and aim; comparatist, it avoids judgment in the representation of diverse cultures. This is a contemporary work done by a scholar who is very attentive to the history of the field."--V-Y Mudimbe, Duke University