The gift :

Hyde, Lewis, 1945-

The gift : how the creative spirit transforms the world / How the creative spirit transforms the world Lewis Hyde ; [foreword by Margaret Atwood]. - Third Vintage Books Edition. - New York : Vintage Books, [2019] - xxxix, 435 pages ; 21 cm - The Canons ; 23 .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A modern classic cherished by many of the greatest artists of our time, The Gift is a brilliant, life-changing defense of the value of creative labor. Drawing on examples from folklore and literature, history and tribal customs, economics and modern copyright law, Lewis Hyde demonstrates how our society--governed by the marketplace--is poorly equipped to determine the worth of artists' work. He shows us that another way is possible: the alternative economy of the gift, which allows creations and ideas to circulate freely, rather than hoarding them as commodities. Illuminating and transformative, The Gift is a triumph of originality and insight--an essential book for anyone who has ever given or received a work of art.

9781984897787 1984897780

Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Economic anthropology.
Art and society.

GN449.6 / .H93 2019