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Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership

Lewis Hyde
In conversation with Peter Sellars
Thursday, September 23, 2010
01:05:49
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Episode Summary
Hyde--MacArthur Fellow and author of the ground breaking study of art and commerce The Gift--offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we inherited from the past which continues to enrich the present.

Participant(s) Bio
Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. He is author of The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property and Trickster Makes This World. A MacArthur Fellow and former director of creative writing at Harvard, he is currently Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College and fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Peter Sellars is a renowned theater, opera, and festival director known for his innovative interpretations of classic works which range from Mozart, Handel, Shakespeare, and Sophocles, to the 16th-century Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu.


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