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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage)

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By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Widely available again after twenty-five years, this book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.

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This 25th anniversary edition returns to the seminal argument originally proposed by Hyde that states that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.

Synopsis:

Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.

About the Author

Lewis Hyde was born in Boston in 1945 and studied at both Minnesota and Iowa universities. His hugely acclaimed essay, "Alcohol and Poetry: John Berryman and the Booze Talking," in part sprang out of his experiences as an alcoholism counselor, but he is also a highly regarded poet in his own right whose poetry and essays have been widely published. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a former director of creative writing at Harvard and, alongside The Gift, he is the author of the equally acclaimed Trickster Makes This World. He lives in Ohio, where he is completing a third book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307279507
Author:
Hyde, Lewis
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Gifts
Subject:
Creation (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
art;creativity;anthropology;sociology;philosophy;economics;non-fiction;literary criticism;writing;essays;poetry;criticism;literature;aesthetics;property;social theory;theory;walt whitman;psychology;essay
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.14 x 1 in 0.6875 lb

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