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THE TRICKSTER (Bloom's Literary Themes)















The trickster, whether in the form of a benign practical joker or a malevolent charlatan, has been a popular literary character for centuries. This volume examines the role of the trickster in works such as 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'On the Road', 'The Wife of Bath's Tale', and many other works frequently studied by high school students. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

Series Introduction by Harold Bloom: Themes and Metaphors
Volume Introduction by Harold Bloom
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
- The Works of Sherman Alexie
- The Confidence-Man (Herman Melville)
- Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)
- The Novels of William Golding
- Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
- House Made of Dawn (N. Scott Momaday)
- "A Hunger Artist" (Franz Kafka)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare)
- Odyssey (Homer)
- On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
- Orlando (Virginia Woolf)
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
- Tar Baby (Toni Morrison) and Praisesong for the Widow (Paule Marshall)
- The Tempest (William Shakespeare)
- A Thousand and One Nights
- Uncle Remus (Joel Chandler Harris)
- "The Wife of Bath's Tale" (Geoffrey Chaucer)


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