The Story So Far. ; EXTRA
Caldwell, Lucy, The Independent (London, England)
After years of anguish, I've decided on my Desert Island read - the one book you're allowed besides the Bible and Shakespeare. I used to wonder if I'd take a compendium of fairy tales, or an omnibus edition of Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series - my most treasured childhood books. Or some poetry: Yeats, or W S Graham, who wrote my two best-loved poems; or one of my current favourites, Mimi Khalvati.
But my definitive choice is Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Published in the US in 1979, and only recently reprinted here, it's about how a work of art - and the ability to create and, indeed, the act of creation itself - is a gift rather than a commodity. Hyde touches on fairy …
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Publication information: Article title: The Story So Far. ; EXTRA. Contributors: Caldwell, Lucy - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 23, 2007. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.