A new edition with an introduction by Margaret Atwood The Gift brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology for striking examples, the heart of Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece is the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives, art and culture. Lewis Hyde has been championed by some of the greatest artists of our time. He addresses the questions we face every day in our public and private lives.Think back for a moment to Carol Stacka#39;s story of the kinship network in the Flats, the black ghetto near Chicago. ... So long as gift exchange is a a#39;femalea#39; commerce, her activity actually affirms her gender; through it she becomes a Big Womananbsp;...
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