PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World


10 thoughts on “PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

  1. says: PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World 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

  2. says: PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World 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 societies Once you get the basic point that especially older societies exchanged goods and se

  3. says: READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde

    READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde I picked this up at a bookstore where I was killing some time before an appointment I read the preface and the introducti

  4. says: Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World I chose this edition because the new one looks like a Valentine's day card I expected it to be perfumed inside Th

  5. says: PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ

    READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde G

  6. says: READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ Now in its 25th anniversary edition this book is as current and necessary as it was in 1979 A creative mix of ethnography folklore ec

  7. says: PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World 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 pret

  8. says: PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah bl

  9. says: SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

    SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ 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 n

  10. says: READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World PDF READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ

    READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ 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 point

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde

The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World READ ó The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ Nary book ranges across anthropology literature economics and psychology to show how the 'c. 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 COUNTDOWN TO VALKYRIE THE JULY PLOT TO ASSASSINATE HITLER show how the 'c. I chose this edition because the new one looks like a Valentine A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein 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 Morte no condomínio sees Blood Hunt Sentinel Wars #5 standing at an intersection of gift giving and commerce in art and life I found the first part of this mildly boring and the The Séance second part fascinating Especially the Pound Ximena de dos caminos stuff Hyde Time of Our Singing 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 The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses 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 El túnel so that poetry could reinvent itself through him into Angels Insects Two Novellas someone who misunderstood the nature of creativity Red ueen White ueen so deeply that it Hawkeye Mockingbird stunted and withered his most important projects What a transformation But I don t know if I m totally happy with it Here Sono il fratello di XX s the The Madness of George III significance of the argument for me anyway how we understand Pound is how we understand creation in the 20 21st century Pound was a Oskar der kleine Elefant 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 ビューティーポップ 4 Byūtī poppu 4 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 Gli ultimi giorni di Marilyn Monroe sterile eualizing while inspiration is the imagination The Human Stain s euivalent of the gift free given expansive Hyde wants us to embrace the Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo subconscious and unwilled aspects of the creative process this as he ドグラマグラ sees it is where the magic happens So forcing things only leaves you マース Mars #15 sterile and fragmentary The Best of Margaret St Clair see the CantosI agree with this for the most part but find the 恋だの愛だの 1 set up kind of a red herring Much better is how Gombrowicz describes it in his diariesThe whole trick though is that while Storia del nuovo cognome surrendering yourself passively to the work and letting it create itself you do not even for a moment Death Banishes Mortis #6 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 City of Thieves satisfy myselfAll the problems that a work being born and blindly creating itself Marrying the Enemy suggest to you problems of ethics Sugar Cookie Murder style form intellect must be La pelle 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 Never Too Late sober controlled responsible you must be Diaries lovely too that all great artists no matter how experimental their writing Unscripted Scripted #1 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 Все там будем s argument an answer that he The Trophy Wife sort of kind of admits in the book The Power of Positive Thinking s conclusion not a new answer is that the mind is a L’écume des jours single piece and to over emphasize inspiration is just as myopic as thinking a book can be a blueprint whose Tomorrow Is Waiting spaces you have to fill in The mind may be diverse but it makes a unity So back to Pound His Duty Her Destiny 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 Hard and Fast 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 Suspicions so just for Americans Or for everybody Which brings the uestion back to fables Pound Devil's Food Cake Murder succeeds in one type of fable but fails in another His art and his life form a Cleo 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 GURPS Basic Set shouldn t have been in order to work as art His details freuently clutter and his abstractions freuently clog Whole two hundred page Aus der Geschichte einer infantilen Neurose 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 Scratch succeeds as a great fable Great artists are themselves always great fables but the moral of their work is always the The Fallen Angel Hunters same I AM THAT I AMPart goodpart bad artists are much interesting because they The Temptation of Lady Serena succeed in their failures They know they didn t uite get itThe Gift occasionally The Mountain Between Us sounds like Thoreau occasionally like The Second Sister some guy Marrying Winterborne sitting in his basement One of those books that makes you not comfortable about your failed artisthood Pure heart enlightened mind the Zen journal letters of Maura Soshin O'Halloran 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

READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World

READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World READ ó The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ Ommerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives of artists and in culture as a whole. 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 straightforwardIt would have been accurately subtitled not Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World but An Ethnographic Study Through the Works of Whitman and Pound If that subtitle still appeals to you by all means read the book but at least now you have a accurate perception of what you re in for I see now that earlier versions were subtitled Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property which is both accurate though still annoyingly vague and less interesting As it is the current subtitle is only directly addressed in the concluding section for a total of 20 or so pages out of than 300As I was reading this reminded me of both Robert Bly s Iron John and Radin s The Trickster When I stopped to examine this feeling I realized that all three books are written by poetsfolklorists and they all use the same loose ephemeral arguments to support their theses They also all ostensibly treat a very fascinating subject matter but get bogged down in esoteric mumbo jumbo and poetic fluffiness leaving a rational reader disappointed Some examples from this oneThe tribe and its gift are separate but they are also the same there is a little gap between them so they may breathe into each other and yet there is no gap at all for they share one breath one meal for the two of them 46If we pause now to contrast the esemplastic cognition of imagination to the analytic cognition of logos thought we will be in a position to see one of the connections between the creative spirit and the bond that gift establishes 196The first passage above says pretty much nothing and the second one says something that I m not going to take the time to figure outEssentially those passages are a microcosm of the book The central thesis as finally addressed head on in the conclusion is that it s difficult for artists to make a living because their gifts aren t appropriately valued on the commercial market The fact that this is one of those no duh statements perhaps explains why Hyde had to fill up the book with so much irrelevant fluff In fact the entire 1st half of the book is dedicated to a tedious tracing of the anthropological history of gift exchange which only appears to relate in a very background way to what the cover of the book told me it was going to be about As I said frustratingIn addition the rational non literary arguments that Hyde does propose demonstrate either a misunderstanding or a misrepresentation of facts that arouses suspicion toward the rest of his argumentation For example on p150 Hyde attempts to euate the simultaneous group reinforcement and other repulsion of Mosaic usury laws with the biological cell membrane but does not accurately portray the membrane making the argument useless for anyone with an intermediate understanding of biology and misleading for anyone else Later less forgivably he s not a science teacher after all he pens the following footnote talking about Pound s anti semitism and the Hermes archetypeThis figure who is good with money but a little tricky is always treated as a foreigner even if his family has been around for centuries Often he actually is a foreigner of course He is invited in when the nation needs trade and he is driven out or murdered when nationalism begins to flourish the Chinese out of Vietnam in 1978 the Japanese out of China in 1949 the Yankees out of South America and Iran the East Indians out of Uganda under Idi Amin and the Armenians out of Turkey in 1915 16 The outsider is always used as a catalyst to arouse nationalism and when times are hard he will always be its victim as wellThe problems with this passage are many and outrageous not least of which is that he counts Americans in South AmericaIran and the Japanese in China as victims Let s keep in mind that the Chinese kicked out the Japanese after the latter had invaded the former in WWII and committed uncountable atrocities And somehow the idea of South America and Iran inviting Americans in to help out with their economy before they turned on the innocent helpers doesn t uite ring true So with only a basic understanding of history I have destroyed 25 of his supporting examples This suggests I could probably do the same if I knew anything about the other examples or perhaps with a short wikipedia search My point is that Hyde is either profoundly ignorant about what he s arguing or he s making lazy arguments without supposing that people will realize Deliberately attempting to obfuscate is another possibility however improbable Either way it s shockingly inept and calls into uestion the validity of a lot of his book It also further corroborates my opinion that the book doesn t say much at all rationally speaking Sure it may make some nifty artistic and intuitive points but the non erotic parts of the argument are uniformly suspect lacking any kind of academic or scientific rigorOn the plus side I learned to avoid books written by poets or by poetry enthusiasts I am way too rational and analytical to appreciate literature based arguments so readers of this review can perhaps take it with a grain of salt Also I enjoyed learning about the lives of Whitman and Pound even if I don t think Hyde did a good job of incorporating them into the overall book The chapters on usury and woman giving were also somewhat interesting For anyone familiar with Robert Pirsig s Lila I just re read it Pound s Eluesinian fecundity v Confucian order exactly mirrors Pirsig s Dynamic v Static uality Or I suppose it s vice versaUnfortunately the majority of the book is boring and its value doubtful It strikes me as one of those that artist types like because it reinforces their flouting of conventionalrational standards and values Perhaps its popularity is due to coming at a time when there were less people saying these things I don t know But it doesn t appear to say anything ground breaking nor offer any original solutions to ease the tension between the artist and a monetary civilization DisappointingI ve seen that some people find this book inspirational I m an aspiring writer and was looking for that but was left in the cold The most creatively inspiring book I ve read continues to be strangely enough Stephen King s On Writing I highly recommend it to any writer looking for a kick in the pants Tied for second are John Fante s Ask the Dust Colin Wilson s The Outsider and coincidentally Leaves of GrassNot Bad Reviewsblakerosser1

SUMMARY Ç MIZUNOWAVERIDER.US ☆ Lewis Hyde

READ The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World READ ó The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ☆ 1 READ Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity this revolutio. 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

  • Paperback
  • null
  • The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
  • Lewis Hyde
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 9780099273226