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The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World (PB) (2019)

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9781984897787
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"A classic. . . . If you want to write, paint, sing, compose, act, or make films, read The Gift." --from the Introduction by Margaret Atwood

A modern classic cherished by many of the greatest artists of our time, The Gift is a brilliant, life-changing defense of the value of creative labor.

Drawing on examples from folklore and literature, history and tribal customs, economics and modern copyright law, Lewis Hyde demonstrates how our society--governed by the marketplace--is poorly equipped to determine the worth of artists' work. He shows us that another way is possible: the alternative economy of the gift, which allows creations and ideas to circulate freely, rather than hoarding them as commodities.

Illuminating and transformative, The Gift is a triumph of originality and insight--an essential book for anyone who has ever given or received a work of art.

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Author:
Lewis Hyde
ISBN 10:
1984897780
Pages:
480
Publisher:
Vintage
Publication Date:
September 24, 2019
Binding:
Paperback
Weight:
0.75lbs