Book Club - The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room 1508 E. Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85721

“The classical economists and their present-day epigones assume everyone acts to maximize his own economic interest; Hyde shows, with detail and clarity, that people just as often decide to do something because they like it, or someone else likes it, or it makes them or someone else feel good. […] He’s attempting to sketch in that empty gray area economics texts allude to when they note in small type underneath supply-and-demand curves, ‘Some types of value are unquantifiable, but we will ignore them for the moment.’ They’re usually ignored forever. The Gift demonstrates that such heedlessness not only can distort your graphs—it can cramp your mind.”—Wordyard Project, Scott Rosenberg

This book club discussion will be led by Poetry Center Executive Director Tyler Meier. Our book club is free and open to the public; if you would like to participate, just show up!