(The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde


The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ¿ 9 review Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Lewis Hyde Han when it first appeared An illuminating and transformative book and completely original in its view of the world The Gift is cherished by artists writers musicians and thinkers It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its page. While Hyde has given his readers the gift of a lens through which to view artistic endeavors this could have been done in about 50 pages not 385 This book reminded me of a typical college freshman essay I want to write about everything And therefore nothing is really achieved While the gift metaphor is interesting it s too vague to help in any but the most theoretical way This could have been a tight essay a literary work like a novel or short story or a scholarly work on the anthropological history of gift giving or even a series of biographies of writers Since Hyde attempts all of these things he achieves none well But if it took him 385 pages to discover that HIS true gift is as an artistic coop organizer God Bless Him The world has plenty of writers but very few people with the talent to help them write Gods and Warriors page. While Hyde has given his readers the gift of a lens through which to view artistic endeavors this could have been done in about 50 Bibliotheken Führen Und Entwickeln pages not 385 This book reminded me of a typical college freshman essay I want to write about everything And therefore nothing is really achieved While the gift metaphor is interesting it s too vague to help in any but the most theoretical way This could have been a tight essay a literary work like a novel or short story or a scholarly work on the anthropological history of gift giving or even a series of biographies of writers Since Hyde attempts all of these things he achieves none well But if it took him 385 Erzulie's Skirt pages to discover that HIS true gift is as an artistic coop organizer God Bless Him The world has When You Wish plenty of writers but very few Falconis Tractor people with the talent to help them write

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Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ¿ 9 review Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Lewis Hyde “A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art and cares for it” Zadie Smith“The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators A masterpiece” Margaret Atwood“No one who is invested in any kind of art can read The Gift and remain unc. I felt I needed to write a review to counter the negative ones here Any book that calls the zeitgeist into uestion is bound to draw confusion and pushback I ve bought this book three times because I give it to friends who don t always give it back That s okay The Gift was and is a profound touchstone for me and for an older generation of writers who knew Hyde from his Minnesota days I recommend it to artists who wonder how their gifts may be appeciated for their worth if not always always their fair value in a modern economy Some of the reviewers gripes probably owe to the fact this is a dense dense book Hyde s ideas build and spiral through varied concrete examples drawn from anthropology open source programming poetry and pure versus applied sciences Hyde also shows balance he recognizes that fees for services are useful when we simply don t care about a long term relationship with the producer but a certain spirit is lost too in the case of so many dead objects we bought but which now crowd the attic Having just reread the book again I can say it not only has aged well but the Great Recession and the rise of the sharing economy lend an even greater resonance in fact the anniversary material in the newer edition is less striking than the original For me the most moving chapters are those in the second half on Whitman and Pound who illustrate how the gift can circulate to the benefit of a nation or traded for willpower lead to soul s rot Truly artists should buy the book just for the cautionary tale on Pound Here and there the book s prose rises to a level of poetry that astonishes me than on the first reading where I was just wrestling with the ideas and their implications This book saves me from choosing will over gift

Lewis Hyde ¿ 9 review

Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ¿ 9 review Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Lewis Hyde Hanged” David Foster WallaceBy now a modern classic The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities This book is even necessary today t. I chose this edition because the new one looks like a Valentine s day card I expected it to be perfumed inside The Gift is a large and pretty messy book to its credit but the main thrusts are 1 To use detailed analyses of folk tales anthropology and economic theory to come up with a model for human interaction that parallels commodity exchange but is based around gift giving and 2 To give detailed readings of Whitman and Pound two poets whose careers and lives Hyde sees standing at an intersection of gift giving and commerce in art and life I found the first part of this mildly boring and the second part fascinating Especially the Pound stuff Hyde s parable made me uncomfortable Pound is important to me and I take assesment of his work personally especially when it has to do with his ideas about energy and creativity Hyde s reading is moving and persuasive it really is a fable Through it Pound is transformed from a man who knew best how to organize himself so that poetry could reinvent itself through him into someone who misunderstood the nature of creativity so deeply that it stunted and withered his most important projects What a transformation But I don t know if I m totally happy with it Here s the significance of the argument for me anyway how we understand Pound is how we understand creation in the 20 21st century Pound was a strategist of energy before he was anything else he worked constantly in and outside himself to create that ground which would allow his vision to come into the world And this is Hyde s point at least he failed He failed to himself to othersmaybe not Pound excited and angered a huge amount of peopleIn order to explain this failure Hyde imagines a creative imagination that is divided into two parts will and inspiration Will is mental commerce sterile eualizing while inspiration is the imagination s euivalent of the gift free given expansive Hyde wants us to embrace the subconscious and unwilled aspects of the creative process this as he sees it is where the magic happens So forcing things only leaves you sterile and fragmentary see the CantosI agree with this for the most part but find the set up kind of a red herring Much better is how Gombrowicz describes it in his diariesThe whole trick though is that while surrendering yourself passively to the work and letting it create itself you do not even for a moment stop controlling it Your rule in this matter must be I do not know where the work will lead me but wherever it leads me I have to express myself and satisfy myselfAll the problems that a work being born and blindly creating itself suggest to you problems of ethics style form intellect must be solved with the full participation of your most alert consciousness and with maximum realism as this is a game of compensation the crazier fantastic inventive unpredictable irresponsible you are the sober controlled responsible you must be Diaries lovely too that all great artists no matter how experimental their writing sound utterly and even boringly healthy when they talk about their work The artist is always pragmatic that is always concerned with what worksThe answer to Hyde s argument an answer that he sort of kind of admits in the book s conclusion not a new answer is that the mind is a single piece and to over emphasize inspiration is just as myopic as thinking a book can be a blueprint whose spaces you have to fill in The mind may be diverse but it makes a unity So back to Pound s failure and how he did itPound failed Hyde argues because after a certain point he became all will He organized and organized but the visions stayed manifold and to him this was a failure he wanted to fix the big thing and thought that doing this would allow even little things to come into existence He was trying to do what Gombro asks but he couldn t Why can t we Is it impossible and if so just for Americans Or for everybody Which brings the uestion back to fables Pound succeeds in one type of fable but fails in another His art and his life form a single thing that you can read from the outside but the thing is freuently disharmonious and artless it has to be in order to work in the larger fable but didn t have to be shouldn t have been in order to work as art His details freuently clutter and his abstractions freuently clog Whole two hundred page swaths of his work are unreadable A corollary to this could be that many times a good and forceful artist who fails as a great artist succeeds as a great fable Great artists are themselves always great fables but the moral of their work is always the same I AM THAT I AMPart goodpart bad artists are much interesting because they succeed in their failures They know they didn t uite get itThe Gift occasionally sounds like Thoreau occasionally like some guy sitting in his basement One of those books that makes you not comfortable about your failed artisthood so much as charged I immediately wanted to make things but then remembered that I am not really crafty or energetic enough to do this

  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
  • Lewis Hyde
  • Arabic
  • 11 May 2019
  • 9780307279507

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    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde I felt I needed to write a review to counter the negative ones here Any book that calls the zeitgeist into uestion is bound to draw confusion and pushback I've bought this book three times because I give it to friends who don't always give it back That's okay The Gift was and is a profound touchstone for me and for an older generation of writers who knew Hyde from his Minnesota days I recommend it to artists who wonder

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    Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Lewis Hyde I tried to like this book since it had come so highly recommended and it was in a 25th anniversary edition If it has been in print all those years there must be something to it right? Nope First of all it's badly structured The first half is an extended discussion of the concept of gifts vs paying for things in ancient vs modern

  3. says: (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde I picked this up at a bookstore where I was killing some time before an appointment I read the preface and the

  4. says: (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde ¿ 9 review Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde I chose this edition because the new one looks like a Valentine's day card I expected it to be perfumed inside The Gift is a large and pretty messy book to its credit but the main thrusts are 1 To use detailed analyses of folk tales anthropology and economic theory to come up with a model for human interaction

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    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde Now in its 25th anniversary edition this book is as current and necessary as it was in 1979 A creative mix of ethnography folklore

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    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde The title of this book is the most egregious misnomer I've ever encountered Combined with the misleading jacket description I don't think I've ever had a disappointing or frustrating experience from a book that I thought was going to be pretty

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    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde Summary The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World While Hyde has given his readers the gift of a lens through which to view artistic endeavors this could have been done in a

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    (The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World) [PDF/EBOOK] å Lewis Hyde I wanted to like this book but ended up hating it thoroughly by the time I was done with it His exploration of gift economies is one sided and glosses over most of their problematic aspects; a text I read by a feminist author last year pointed out that in old school gift economies women were often used as gifts and traded in the same way as a form of homosocial bonding Hyde refuses to acknowledge these less

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