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The Resource Writing tricksters : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature, Jeanne Rosier Smith

Writing tricksters : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature, Jeanne Rosier Smith

Label
Writing tricksters : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature
Title
Writing tricksters
Title remainder
mythic gambols in American ethnic literature
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Rosier Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Smith, Jeanne Rosier
Dewey number
813/.5409352
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.T7
LC item number
S45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tricksters in literature
  • American prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • Literature and folklore
  • Women and literature
  • Minority women in literature
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • American fiction
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
Label
Writing tricksters : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature, Jeanne Rosier Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
34772090
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 196 pages
Isbn
9780520206540
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96020038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Writing tricksters : mythic gambols in American ethnic literature, Jeanne Rosier Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
34772090
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 196 pages
Isbn
9780520206540
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96020038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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