By William J. Jackson,Peter Thuesen
'"The human psyche's dynamics are intrinsically half trickster': so William Jackson tells us during this delightfully clever examine of a vintage American archetype. The fruit of his prodigious abilities as a scholarly hunter-gatherer along with his prepared insights as an interpreter, Professor Jackson's most recent ebook is an remarkable treasure for an individual attracted to the yank event and the primordial proposal styles that experience formed it."
--From the foreword by means of Peter Thuesen
"When you gaze right into a replicate, what do you spot? Does the trickster wink again? no matter if you assert convinced or no, William Jackson's ebook will tickle you. full of a motley workforce of con males, hucksters, coyotes, loons, and ravens, its tall stories and explorations of yankee attitudes are good crafted and hugely pleasing. American Tricksters illustrates how darkish edges can lighten your spirit whereas tweaking your humorous bone. yet pay attention! should you open this ebook, in addition to baying on the moon, chances are you'll by no means glance within the replicate (or see the US) a similar means again."
--Terry Marks-Tarlow, writer of Psyche's Veil
William J. Jackson grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, and studied performing at Goodman Theatre institution on the paintings Institute of Chicago. He earned his PhD in comparative faith at Harvard collage. He taught at Indiana University-Purdue college Indianapolis for a few years and is the writer of numerous books approximately South Indian tradition. He has additionally written a booklet approximately fractal geometry in cultures, Heaven's Fractal Net (2004), and a ebook approximately compassion and giving in the USA, The knowledge of Generosity (2008), in addition to works of fiction.
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American Tricksters: Thoughts on the Shadow Side of a Culture's Psyche by William J. Jackson,Peter Thuesen