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Trickster and Hero

Two Characters in the Oral and Written Traditions of the World

Trickster and Hero( )
Author: Scheub, Harold
ISBN:978-0-299-29073-3
Publication Date:Feb 2013
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $21.95
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The trickster and the hero, found in so many of the world's oral traditions, are seemingly opposed but often united in one character. Trickster and Hero provides a comparative look at a rich array of world oral traditions, folktales, mythologies, and literatures--from The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Beowulf to Native American and African tales. Award-winning folklorist Harold Scheub explores the "Trickster moment," the moment in the story when...
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