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Lewis Hyde

AKA W. Lewis Hyde

Born: 16-Oct-1945
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Gift

Father: Walter Lewis Hyde
Mother: Elizabeth Sanford
Wife: Patricia Vigderman (writer)

    University: BA Sociology, University of Minnesota
    University: MA Comparative Literature, University of Iowa
    Teacher: Writing, Harvard University (1983-89)
    Professor: Luce Professor of Arts and Politics, Kenyon College (1989-2001)
    Professor: Creative Writing, Kenyon College (2006-)

    MacArthur Fellowship 1991
    Guggenheim Fellowship 2006

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Author of books:
The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property (1979, social studies)
Alcohol and Poetry: John Berryman and the Booze Talking (1986, criticism)
On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg (1987, criticism)
This Error is the Sign of Love (1988, poetry)
Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art (1998, criticism)
Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership (2010, social studies)

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