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The Gift

Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property

1st Vintage Books ed.
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Written in English

327 pages

Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity, this revolutionary book ranges across anthropology, literature, economics, and psychology to show how the 'commerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives of artists and in culture as a whole.

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2009, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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The Gift
2009, Canongate Books
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December 4, 2007, Vintage
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The Gift
September 6, 2007, Canongate Books Ltd
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The gift: creativity and the artist in the modern world
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The Gift
November 2, 2006, Canongate Books Ltd
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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
1999, Vintage
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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
March 4, 1999, Trafalgar Square
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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
March 4, 1999, Trafalgar Square
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The gift: Imagination and the erotic life of property
1983, Random House
in English
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The gift: imagination and the erotic life of property
1983, Random House
in English
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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
1983, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
February 12, 1983, Vintage
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Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property

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Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity, this revolutionary book ranges across anthropology, literature, economics, and psychology to show how the 'commerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives of artists and in culture as a whole.

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When the Puritans first landed in Massachusetts, they discovered a thing so curious about the Indians' feelings for property that they felt called upon to give it a name.
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Dewey 306/.32

The Gift

Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property

1st Vintage Books ed.

This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York.


First Sentence

"When the Puritans first landed in Massachusetts, they discovered a thing so curious about the Indians' feelings for property that they felt called upon to give it a name."

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
I. A Theory of Gifts
One Some Food We Could Not Eat 3
Two The Bones of the Dead 25
Three The Labor of Gratitude 40
Four The Bond 56
Five The Gift of Community 74
Six A Female Property 93
Seven Usury: A History of Gift Exchange 109
II . Two Experiments in Gift Aesthetics
Eight The Commerce of the Creative Spirit 143
Nine A Draft of Whitman 160
Ten Ezra Pound and the Face of Vegetable Money 216
Conclusion 273
Bibliography 283
Notes 289
Acknowledgments 311
Index 313

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [283]-287.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306/.32
Library of Congress
GN449.6 .H93 1983b

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3507650M
Internet Archive
giftimaginationehyderich
ISBN 10
0394715195
LC Control Number
82049088
Library Thing
258760
Goodreads
56472

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