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Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

ISBN-10: 0307279502
ISBN-13: 9780307279507
Edition: 25th
Authors: Lewis Hyde
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Description: Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 25th
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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

Preface
Introduction
A Theory of Gifts
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
Two Experiments in Gift Aesthetics
The Commerce of the Creative Spirit
A Draft of Whitman
Ezra Pound and the Fate of Vegetable Money
Conclusion
On Being Good Ancestors
Bibliography
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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