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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

The Gift<br> by Lewis Hyde The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Your Price: $21.00 CDN
Author: Lewis Hyde
Publisher: Vintage Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 436
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0307279502
ISBN-13: 9780307279507

About the Book:

By now a modern classic, The Gift by Lewis Hyde 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.

Available again after twenty-five years, The Gift 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.

What people say:

"The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators…. A masterpiece." — Margaret Atwood

"No one who is invested in any kind of art… can read The Gift and remain unchanged." — David Foster Wallace

"Few books are such life-changers as The Gift: epiphany, in sculpted prose." — Jonathan Lethem

"A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it." — Zadie Smith

"This long-awaited new edition of Lewis Hyde's groundbreaking and influential study of creativity is a cause for across-the-board celebration." — Geoff Dyer

About the Author:

Lewis Hyde was born in Boston in 1945 and studied at both Minnesota and Iowa universities. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a former director of creative writing at Harvard.