"Lewis Hyde's second masterpiece..." — Margaret Atwood, Los Angeles Times Book Review.
"[A] hymn to the gods of mischief, who are also the gods of artistic and cultural renewal." — Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World.
"Rich and fascinating... Like the classic tricksters, Hyde is always serious, most profoundly so when he plays around." — Walter Kendrick, The Boston Globe.
"Lewis Hyde is the most subtle, thorough, and brilliant mythologist we now have. This book is gorgeous."—Robert Bly
"Lewis Hyde is a national treasure, one of our true superstars of nonfiction."—David Foster Wallace
"A major work of scholarship that is also a major work of art."—Sacvan Bercovitch
"Brilliant... By the time he is done he has folded language, culture, and the very habit of being human into his ken." — The New Yorker.
"Equally poetic and scholarly, Trickster reads like an epic world dream." — The Village Voice, naming Trickster one of the best books of 1998.