I do love the tricksters...and I have read an excellent book devoted to the study of these fabulous beasts, and how they are a part of us all. It is..."Trickster Makes This World: Mischeif, Myth, and Art" by Lewis Hyde. Inspiring section devoted to the function of the trickster as the representation of appetite. They even mention Amo No Azume, however brief, that made me all a twitter. There were whole parts in Anansi Boys that made me think of this book, and whole parts of Hyde's book that made me think of Neil. Neato, kismet!
"To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass." - Amiri Baraka
Yep, I thought of this book whilst reading AG. Fascinating study in its own right.
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