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 together with his prepared insights as an interpreter, Professor Jackson's newest ebook is an extraordinary treasure for a person drawn to the yankee event and the primordial notion styles that experience formed it."
--From the foreword through Peter Thuesen
"When you gaze right into a reflect, what do you spot? Does the trickster wink again? even if you assert certain or no, William Jackson's booklet will tickle you. full of a motley team of con males, hucksters, coyotes, loons, and ravens, its tall stories and explorations of yankee attitudes are good crafted and hugely enjoyable. American Tricksters illustrates how darkish edges can lighten your spirit whereas tweaking your humorous bone. yet pay attention! when you open this e-book, in addition to baying on the moon, you could by no means glance within the reflect (or see the US) a similar method 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 artwork Institute of Chicago. He earned his PhD in comparative faith at Harvard college. He taught at Indiana University-Purdue collage Indianapolis for a few years and is the writer of numerous books approximately South Indian tradition. He has additionally written a ebook 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