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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage)
How does the creative person function in a market culture? In the 25 years since The Gift was first published, this question has become increasingly more difficult to answer. Lewis Hyde posits some answers as he examines the way artists use their natural gifts in the world today and the possibility of resurrecting the spirit of generosity intrinsic to the making of art.
- Read an excerpt from The Gift.
- Lewis Hyde: poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic