Lewis Hyde

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Lewis
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Hyde

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.

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Common as Air

Revolution, Art, and Ownership
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Common as Air offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present.

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Gift

Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
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Twenty-five years ago, the writer Lewis Hyde met with his editor, who asked him to define the audience for this groundbreaking work on creativity and society, The Gift. Hyde replied “poets.” Then, as now, poets had a difficult enough time creating an audience for their own work, much less serving as the primary audience f

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Gift

How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World
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Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.

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Primer for Forgetting

Getting Past the Past
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Trickster Makes This World

Mischief, Myth, and Art
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“Lewis Hyde’s The Gift was a marvelous anthropological and literary study of giving, the life energy of a healthy society.

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