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Mr. Hyde, I only hope someday I can give it back again.
He weaves together past and present, myth and poetry and sociology and art to show us the importance of gifts - the sacred importance of giving.
Quite an insight into what a gift is about and how it plays out in various societies and its role as social glue.
I expected this book to be more reflective of its subtitle: "Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World" (if you have the 25th Anniv. Ed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nathan W
Filled with thought provoking concepts, Reading and re-reading passages that are stimulating, insightful, and thought provoking.Published 1 month ago by Edward A. Gotfried
I felt I needed to write a review to counter the negative ones here. Any book that calls the zeitgeist into question is bound to draw confusion and pushback. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric Charles Hansen
This book is admired by so many writers, but I don't get it. I do get that a gift economy is superior to a capitalist economy for so many social, spiritual, and ecological reasons,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by wiccacat
Beautifully written, thought-provoking history of humankind's struggle with culture, possessions, commerce, through the annals of religion, societal mores, and how it applies to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ursula E. Winters
Great book that looks at the social, anthropological, and personal elements of the marketplace and the space in which gifts are given, shared, and passed on. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeff Picard
I gave this to three friends after reading—and marking up—my own copy. This explains so much about our weird society!Published 4 months ago by Dacorated
You might find it just a trace tedious at first but please trust me, as you go along this fellow's point[s] will pile up and help re-adjust your outlook in a VERY positive way.Published 5 months ago by William C. Lloyd