July 8, 2018KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Lewis Hyde

KR Editor David H. Lynn speaks with Lewis Hyde about his best-selling book The Gift, personal and cultural forgetfulness, and Hyde’s twenty-nine-year career at Kenyon.

Lewis Hyde’s books include Common as Air (FSG, 2010), The Gift (Random House 1983; reprinted 2007), Trickster Makes This World (FSG, 1998), and the book of poems This Error is the Sign of Love (Milkweed Editions, 1988). He has edited a volume of the essays of Henry D. Thoreau and a book of responses to the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, and has translated the selected poems of Spain’s Nobel laureate Vicente Aleixandre. Hyde’s many awards include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Lannan Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 1991 he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. He was the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College.

David H. Lynn is a recent O. Henry prize winner and the editor of the Kenyon Review.

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