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The Trickster by Paul Radin
Sep 13, 1987 | ISBN 9780805203516
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    Sep 13, 1987 | ISBN 9780805203516

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“A fascinating excursion into one of the more curious byways of the mind . . . The Trickster should interest many besides professional anthropologists and psychologists.”
—Times [London] Literary Supplement

Table Of Contents

Introductory Essay by Stanley Diamond xi
Prefatory Note by Paul Radin xxiii

PART ONE: The Trickster Myth of the Winnebago Indians
I. The Winnebago Trickster Cycle 3
II. Notes to Pages 3-53 54

PART TWO: Supplementary Trickster Myths
I. The Winnebago Hare Cycle 63
II. Notes to Pages 63-91 92
III. Summary of the Assiniboine Trickster Myth 97
IV. Summary of the Tlingit Trickster Myth 104

PART THREE: The Nature and Meaning of the Myth by Paul Radin
I. The Text 111
II. Winnebago History and Culture 112
III. Winnebago Mythology and Literary Tradition 118
IV. The Winnebago Hare Cycle and its Cognates 124
V. The Winnebago Trickster Figure 132
VI. The Attitude of the Winnebago toward Wakdjunkaga 147
VII. The Wakdjunkaga Cycle as a Satire 151
VIII. The Wakdjunkaga Cycle and its Relation to other North American Indian Trickster Cycles 155

PART FOUR: The Trickster in Relation to Greek Mythology by Karl Kerényi, Translated by R. F. C. Hull
I. First Impressions 173
II. Style 177
III. Parallels 180
IV. Nature of the Trickster 184
V. His Difference from Hermes 188

PART FIVE: On the Psychology of the Trickster Figure by C. G. Jung, Translated by R. F. C. Hull 195

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