Lewis Hyde

Scholar, essayist, translator, and writer whose scholarly work focuses on the nature of imagination, creativity, and the “cultural commons”. A true “writer’s writer”.

  • Author of the highly acclaimed book,  The Gift, Hyde illuminates and defends the non-commercial portion of creativity, and cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers alike
  • His book, Common as Air is a stirring defense of our “cultural commons”, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present, “an eloquent and erudite plea for protecting our cultural patrimony from appropriation by commercial interests” (Robert Darnton, New York Times Book Review),
  • MacArthur Fellow

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