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Writing tricksters [electronic resource] : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature / Jeanne Rosier Smith.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Writing tricksters [electronic resource] : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature / Jeanne Rosier Smith.
Publication Date:
1997
ISBN:
9780585162164

9780520206540

9780520206564
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index.
Contents:
ch. 1. Trickster aesthetic: a cross-cultural feminist theory -- chapter 2. 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 -- chapter 3. 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 -- chapter 4. 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 -- chapter 5. Conclusion.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English