Lewis Hyde’s 1983 book, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, is an inquiry into the situation of creative artists in a commercial society. Trickster Makes This World (1998), is a portrait of the kind of disruptive imagination needed to keep any culture flexible and alive. Hyde has also published a book of poems, This Error is the Sign of Love.
Some Favorite Writers
A series of readings organized by Mona Simpson, author of Anywhere But Here, The Lost Father, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.
Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer lectures are supported in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.