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 skills as a scholarly hunter-gatherer together with his willing insights as an interpreter, Professor Jackson's most modern e-book is an exceptional treasure for a person attracted to the yankee adventure and the primordial suggestion styles that experience formed it."
--From the foreword through Peter Thuesen
"When you gaze right into a replicate, what do you spot? Does the trickster wink again? even if you assert definite or no, William Jackson's publication will tickle you. packed with a motley workforce of con males, hucksters, coyotes, loons, and ravens, its tall stories and explorations of yankee attitudes are good crafted and hugely exciting. American Tricksters illustrates how darkish edges can lighten your spirit whereas tweaking your humorous bone. yet watch out! if you happen to open this e-book, along with baying on the moon, you may by no means glance within the replicate (or see the USA) a similar manner again."
--Terry Marks-Tarlow, writer of Psyche's Veil
William J. Jackson grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, and studied performing at Goodman Theatre university on the paintings Institute of Chicago. He earned his PhD in comparative faith at Harvard college. He taught at Indiana University-Purdue college Indianapolis for a few years and is the writer of a number of books approximately South Indian tradition. He has additionally written a e-book approximately fractal geometry in cultures, Heaven's Fractal Net (2004), and a e-book approximately compassion and giving in the United States, The knowledge of Generosity (2008), in addition to works of fiction.
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