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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic study examines the concept of gifts in anthropological terms and uses this approach to analyze the situation of creative artists and their gifts to society, in a volume that features a new preface and afterword. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

Some food we could not eat — The bones of the dead — The labor of gratitude — The bond — The gift community — A female property — Usury : a history of gift exchange — The commerce of the creative spirit — A draft of Whitman — Ezra Pound and the fate of vegetable money — Conclusion — On being good ancestors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307567604
Subtitle:
Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Hyde, Lewis
Author:
Lewis Hyde
Subject:
Literary Criticism : American - General
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Gifts
Subject:
Creation (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071204
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
435

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"Synopsis" by , A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic study examines the concept of gifts in anthropological terms and uses this approach to analyze the situation of creative artists and their gifts to society, in a volume that features a new preface and afterword. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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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