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The gift : imagination and the erotic life of property

Author: Lewis Hyde
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hyde, Lewis, 1945-
Gift.
New York : Vintage Books, ©1983
(OCoLC)609223876
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Hyde
ISBN: 0394715195 9780394715193
OCLC Number: 9194917
Description: xvii, 327 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Lewis Hyde.
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Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.

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