The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World (Canons)

3.98 avg rating
( 2,260 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780857868473: The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World (Canons)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Gift brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece has at its heart the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A masterpiece . . . THE GIFT is the best book I know of for the aspiring young, for talented but unacknowledged creators, or even for those who have achieved material success and are worried that this means they've sold out. It gets at the core of their dilemma: how to maintain yourself alive in a world of money, when the essential part of what you do cannot be bought or sold" (Margaret Atwood)

"Reminds us of our cultural gifts and our responsibilities to them . . . a manifesto of sorts . . . In a climate where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing, Lewis Hyde offers us an account of those few, essential aspects of human experience that transcend commodity, or that will do so, if you let them" (Zadie Smith)

"Helpful, beautiful and profound. It will change the way you look at everything" (Independent on Sunday)

"Buy several copies for yourself and the rest of your friends interested in, well, anything . . . Hyde is far more than an astute cultural critic; he's an original and important thinker. Pass it on" (Geoff Dyer)

"Few books are such life-changers as THE GIFT" (Jonathan Lethem)

"Tiger balm for tired minds" (Sunday Times)

"No one who is invested in any kind of art, in questions of what real art does and doesn't have to do with money, spirituality, ego, love, ugliness, sales, politics, morality, marketing, and whatever you call 'value', can read THE GIFT and remain unchanged" (David Foster Wallace)

"Persuasive and fascinatingly illustrated, The Gift profits immensely from the modesty and unpretentiousness of Hyde's writing and the fascinated good nature with which he expounds his propositions" (Independent on Sunday)

"Brilliant - by the time he is done he has folded language, culture and the very habit of being human into his ken" (New Yorker)

"This wonderful, erudite and quirky book is a way of re-establishing a link with our imaginative life" (Jeanette Winterson)

Book Description:

Introduced by Margaret Atwood

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781841959931: The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1841959936 ISBN 13: 9781841959931
Publisher: Canongate Books, 2007
Softcover

9781841958330: The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World

Canong..., 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Main - Canons Imprint Re-issue. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Gift brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece has at its heart the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives. Seller Inventory # AA99780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Main - Canons Imprint Re-issue. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Gift brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece has at its heart the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives. Seller Inventory # AA99780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Hyde, Lewis
Published by Canongate Canons (2012)
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Canons, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000739761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Canons (2012)
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5

Book Description Canongate Canons, 2012. Condition: New. 2012. Main - Canons Imprint Re-Issue. Paperback. Argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Series: The Canons. Num Pages: 384 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: JHMC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 134 x 197 x 24. Weight in Grams: 282. How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World. Series: Canons. 384 pages. Addresses the questions we face every day in our public and private lives. This title argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: JHMC. Dimension: 134 x 197 x 24. Weight: 326. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Books Ltd. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Canons
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Canongate Canons. Condition: New. 2012. Main - Canons Imprint Re-Issue. Paperback. Argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Series: The Canons. Num Pages: 384 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: JHMC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 134 x 197 x 24. Weight in Grams: 282. How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World. Series: Canons. 384 pages. Addresses the questions we face every day in our public and private lives. This title argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: JHMC. Dimension: 134 x 197 x 24. Weight: 326. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Books, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # F6-9780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Lewis Hyde
Published by Canongate Books 2014-04-10, Edinburgh (2014)
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Canongate Books 2014-04-10, Edinburgh, 2014. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Lewis Hyde
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Not Signed; The Gift brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece has at its heart the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives.show more. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780857868473_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
International Edition
International Edition

10.

Lewis Hyde
ISBN 10: 0857868470 ISBN 13: 9780857868473
New PAPER BACK Quantity Available: 8
International Edition
Seller:
Imperial Global Traders
(Delhi, DELHI, India)

Book Description PAPER BACK. Condition: New. International Edition. FAST DELIVERY International Edition, New condition, we ship all item within 48 hours by DHL/Fedex/Aramex/UPS/USPS for quick delivery. Cover or ISBN might be different from US edition but Contents are same as US Edition, Black and White print, No access code or DVD, buy with confidence, customer satisfaction is our priority. No APO/FPO ,PO BOX Address Please. Seller Inventory # rtrtx#9780857868473

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.87
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book