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  • The Giftby Lewis Hyde

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Common as Airby Lewis Hyde

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    Common as Air offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past that continues to enrich our present. Suspicious of the current idea that all creative work is ?intellectual property,? Lewis Hyde turns to America?s founding fathers?men like John Adams, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson?in... more...

  • Trickster Makes This Worldby Lewis Hyde

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    In Trickster Makes This World , Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories?Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others?and then holds them up against the lives and work of more recent creators:... more...

  • Common as Airby Lewis Hyde

    Aurum Press 2012; US$ 17.50

    In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ?I Have a Dream? speech. Thirty years later his son registered the words ?I Have a Dream? as a trademark and successfully blocked attempts to reproduce these four words. Unlike the Gettysburg Address and other famous speeches, ?I Have a Dream? is now private property, even though some the speech... more...

  • The Giftby Lewis Hyde

    Canongate Books 2006; US$ 12.49

    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... more...

  • The Essays of Henry D. Thoreauby Henry David Thoreau; Lewis Hyde

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 16.99

    Thoreau's major essays annotated and introduced by one of our most vital intellectuals. With The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau , Lewis Hyde gathers thirteen of Thoreau's finest short prose works and, for the first time in 150 years, presents them fully annotated and arranged in the order of their composition. This definitive edition includes Thoreau's... more...

  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke; Charlie Louth; Lewis Hyde

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering, and the nature of advice itself. These profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for generations... more...

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