When I give, what do I expect in return? What do I receive?

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Title

A Work of Art

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Reading

Overview

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was born in England but enjoyed tremendous popularity among American audiences by way of The New Yorker, which published over a hundred of her short stories.…

Title

Some Food We Could Not Eat

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Reading

Overview

In his book, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde, a literary critic and translator of Spanish poetry, focuses on creative power and the notion of…

Title

Historia de un Letrero (The History of a Sign)

Type

Video

Overview

In 2008, this five-minute video was selected by the National Film Board of Canada as the best of over 650 entries submitted to the Short Films Corner of the Cannes…

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The Gift

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Reading

Overview

British writer Ian Parker lives in New York and writes for the New Yorker. "The Gift" is the true story of Zell Kravinsky, a real-estate mogul and philanthropist who liquidated…