The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property is a 1983 book by Lewis Hyde, in which the author examines the importance of gifts, their flow and movement and the impact that the modern market place has had on the circulation of gifts.
|Publisher||Random House (hardbound)|
Vintage Books (paperback)
Part of part I, "A Theory of Gifts", was originally published as "The Gift Must Always Move" in Co-Evolution Quarterly No. 35 in fall 1982.
Other editions and translationsEdit
The book has been republished with alternative subtitles,. A 2006 printing appeared with the subtitle "How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World" and a 2007 printing as "Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World". The twenty-fifth anniversary 2007 edition contains a new preface and afterword.
It has been translated into Italian (2005, ISBN 88-339-1629-4), German (2008, ISBN 978-3-10-031840-4), Chinese (2008, ISBN 978-986-124-922-3), Japanese (2002, ISBN 4-588-49020-6) and Turkish (2007, ISBN 978-975-342-684-8). 
- The Gift at Lewis Hyde's web page with comments, reviews and excerpt