(PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú Lewis Hyde

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The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World review ¿ 3 Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity this revolutio. I picked this up at a bookstore where I was killing some time before an appointment I read the preface and the introduction and wept through them both I left for my appointment thinking I d have to find a used copy of this book sometime and read it A couple of hours later I had to go back and buy it because I was still thinking about it So it lit a fire under me for sure Whether or not it fulfilled the promise of that fire is still up for debate The preface and the intro are really easy reading and point at some really salient issues The actual text kind of does a dance around the issue at hand We re supposed to read the author s analysis of gift giving as a metaphor for the artistic experience and make the connections ourselves I suspect And sometimes I could Other times it was such a stretch and the academic style of writing so alienating I could barely manage to pay attention let alone make expansive inferences He s on to something about value and the arts and an alternate currencymarkets but I longed for solutions not just examples of the schism in culture that creates market driven art The literary analysis of Whitman and Pound were fascinating sure but for me didn t really help me understand all that much about art and the modern world Mostly I walked away from that section feeling pretty depressed that two of our great authors lived in poverty for most of their lives Also I left with a fear that my sense of moral outrage about the treatment of artists in this culture could lead me to a life like Ezra Pound s and a fascination with fascism I mean no I m not going to become a fascist like Pound but somehow Hyde s arguments make me feel how easily a person could slide down that slippery slope All of which leaves the uestion hanging about how to balance the gifts of art artists et al But paragraphs like these show up too and this is what stokes the fireEvery culture offers its citizens an image of what it is to be a man or woman of substance There have been times and places in which a person came into his or her social being through the dispersal of his gifts the big man or big woman being that one through whom the most gifts flowed The mythology of a market society reverses the picture getting rather giving is the mark of a substantial person and the hero is self possessed self made So long as these assumptions rule a disuieting sense of triviality or worthlessness even will nag the man or woman who labors in the service of a gift and whose products are not adeuately described as commodities When we reckon our substance by our acuisitions the gifts of the gifted man are powerless to make him substantialAnd this uote from May SartonThere is only one real deprivation I decided this morning and that is not to be able to give one s gift to those that one loves most The gift turned inward unable to be given becomes a heavy burden even sometimes a kind of poison It is as though the flow of life were backed up True true and true But how do we fix itThere are gems in the straw of this book It s absolutely worth reading Just put your University hat on before you do and don t expect any clear answers either The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 revolutio. I picked this up at a bookstore where I was killing some time before an appointment I Hottest Mess read the preface and the introduction and wept through them both I left for my appointment thinking I d have to find a used copy of this book sometime and Hottest Mess read it A couple of hours later I had to go back and buy it because I was still thinking about it So it lit a fire under me for sure Whether or not it fulfilled the promise of that fire is still up for debate The preface and the intro are Hitler really easy Hidden reading and point at some Luther really salient issues The actual text kind of does a dance around the issue at hand We Im Augenblick des Todes Severin Boesherz #2 re supposed to Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters really help me understand all that much about art and the modern world Mostly I walked away from that section feeling pretty depressed that two of our great authors lived in poverty for most of their lives Also I left with a fear that my sense of moral outrage about the treatment of artists in this culture could lead me to a life like Ezra Pound s and a fascination with fascism I mean no I m not going to become a fascist like Pound but somehow Hyde s arguments make me feel how easily a person could slide down that slippery slope All of which leaves the uestion hanging about how to balance the gifts of art artists et al But paragraphs like these show up too and this is what stokes the fireEvery culture offers its citizens an image of what it is to be a man or woman of substance There have been times and places in which a person came into his or her social being through the dispersal of his gifts the big man or big woman being that one through whom the most gifts flowed The mythology of a market society Gospođa reverses the picture getting Napoleon The End of Glory rather giving is the mark of a substantial person and the hero is self possessed self made So long as these assumptions Lets Bake rule a disuieting sense of triviality or worthlessness even will nag the man or woman who labors in the service of a gift and whose products are not adeuately described as commodities When we Holly Wenn die Mode fremdgeht Holly #4 reckon our substance by our acuisitions the gifts of the gifted man are powerless to make him substantialAnd this uote from May SartonThere is only one ZOOM The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future real deprivation I decided this morning and that is not to be able to give one s gift to those that one loves most The gift turned inward unable to be given becomes a heavy burden even sometimes a kind of poison It is as though the flow of life were backed up True true and true But how do we fix itThere are gems in the straw of this book It s absolutely worth Heiligenschein reading Just put your University hat on before you do and don t expect any clear answers either

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The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World review ¿ 3 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 Things to leave behind 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 Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 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 The Stench reading is moving and persuasive it The Life Tree Poems really is a fable Through it Pound is transformed from a man who knew best how to organize himself so that poetry could The Painter 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 Berlin FeuerlandRoman eines Aufstands 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 The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 realism as this is a game of compensation the crazier fantastic inventive unpredictable irresponsible you are the sober controlled The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 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 Hottest Mess 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 Hottest Mess remembered that I am not Hitler really crafty or energetic enough to do this

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The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World review ¿ 3 Ommerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives of artists and in culture as a whole. 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


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    (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú Lewis Hyde summary × eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lewis Hyde review 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 uestio

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    (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú Lewis Hyde summary × eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde ✓ 3 read 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 v

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    (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú Lewis Hyde I picked this up at a bookstore where I was killing some time before an appointment I read the preface and the introduction and wept through them both I left for my appointment thinking I'd have to find a used copy of this book sometime and read it A couple of hours later I had to go back and buy it because I was still thinking abo

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    review The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Lewis Hyde ✓ 3 read (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú 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

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    (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú 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 economics the gift economy the market economy the vegetable money economy? and literary criticism Whitman and Pound all seen through the prism of art as a gift and the artist as a gifted person Keen observations are sprinkled throughout on how an artist needs to protect from market forces that space

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    summary × eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lewis Hyde (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú 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 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 sti

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    (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú Lewis Hyde 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

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    (PDF READ) [The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World] Ú 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 pleasant aspects of gift economie

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  • The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
  • Lewis Hyde
  • English
  • 28 June 2020
  • 9780099273226