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A book to discuss at Thursday's Meetup

Matt K
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Forest Park, IL
In my travels over the past couple of weeks, starting to market my novel, Monhegan Windows, I had some fascinating discussions with painters, writers, booksellers and readers. One thing that came up was a painter's strong recommendation to me that I buy and read The Gift by Lewis Hyde.

I've only read the Preface and Introduction at this point, but it already raises many interesting thoughts about the meaning and purpose of art -- to the artist and to those "consuming" the art -- and how art and commerce intersect.

I'll have my copy with me on Thursday evening. If you have it, perhaps you can have yours with you too. At the least, stop in a Borders or Barbara's or library and read the Preface (3 pages) and Introduction (10 pages).

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