A voluminous scholarly literature about the trickster figure is available; a selection that can serve as a starting point for further reading follows: Lewis Hyde, Trickster Makes the World: Mischief, Myth, and Art (New York: Farrar Strauss, 1998); William J. Hynes and William G. Doty, eds., Mythical Trickster Figures: Contours, Contexts, and Criticism (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993); Robert D. Pelton, The Trickster in West Africa: A Study of Mythic Irony and Sacred Delight (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980); Paul Radin, The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology (New York: Philosophical Library, 1956).