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Writing tricksters : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature

Author: Jeanne Rosier Smith
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
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Writing Tricksters examines the remarkable resurgence of tricksters - ubiquitous shape-shifters who dwell on borders, at crossroads, and between worlds - on the contemporary cultural and literary scene. Depicting a chaotic, multilingual world of colliding and overlapping cultures, many of America's most successful and important women writers are writing tricksters. Taking up works by Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Maxine Hong Kingston; Louise Erdrich; Toni Morrison; Maxine Hong Kingston; Louise Erdrich; Toni Morrison; Louise Erdrich; Maxine Hong Kingston; Toni Morrison
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Rosier Smith
ISBN: 0520206541 9780520206540 0520206568 9780520206564
OCLC Number: 34772090
Description: xv, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Trickster aesthetic : a cross-cultural feminist theory --
Monkey business : Maxine Hong Kingston's transformational trickster texts --
Monkey mothers and other paradoxes : The woman warrior --
Trickster history : China men --
Monkey and his community : Tripmaster Monkey --
Monkey business : revisionist mythmaking --
Tripmaster Kingston : the author as trickster --
Comic liberators and word-healers : the interwoven trickster narratives of Louise Erdrich --
Trickster identity : Love Medicine and Tracks --
Lonely tricksters : the Beet Queen --
Evolving community, evolving novels : the trickster's communal voices --
Chance and design : the Bingo Palace --
Tar and feathers : community and the outcast in Toni Morrison's trickster novels --
Trickster as iconoclast : Sula --
Communal trickster : Song of Solomon --
Tricksters in conflict : Tar Baby --
"Pure trickster poetics" : Morrison's narrative structure --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jeanne Rosier Smith.
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Writing Tricksters examines the remarkable resurgence of tricksters - ubiquitous shape-shifters who dwell on borders, at crossroads, and between worlds - on the contemporary cultural and literary scene. Depicting a chaotic, multilingual world of colliding and overlapping cultures, many of America's most successful and important women writers are writing tricksters. Taking up works by Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison, Jeanne Rosier Smith accessibly weaves together current critical discourses on marginality, ethnicity, feminism, and folklore, illuminating a "trickster aesthetic" central to non-Western storytelling traditions and powerfully informing American literature today. Publisher's description.

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