The Creative Process: A Symposium

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University of California Press, 1952 - Art - 259 pages
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"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being."--Carl G. Jung

"I began in absolute chaos and darkness, in a bog or swamp of ideas and emotions and experiences. Even now I do not consider myself a writer, in the ordinary sense of the word. I am a man telling the story of his life, a process which appears more and more inexhaustible as I go on. . . . It is a turning inside out, a voyaging through X dimensions, with the result that somewhere along the way one discovers that what one has to tell is not nearly so important as the telling itself."--Henry Miller
  

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Material gathered for a symposium on the creative process. Articles by 38 "brilliant men and women". Read full review

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Contents

Brewster Ghiselin i
22
Roger Sessions
36
Yasuo Kuniyoshi
54
Henry Moore
68
John Dry den
77
first lesson Paul Valery
92
William Butler Yeats
106
Malcolm Cowley
148
Rudyard Kipling
161
LETTER TO WARNER TAYLOR Uewelyn PowyS I
184
Katherine Anne Porter
206
Herbert Spencer
233
R W Gerard 236
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Brewster Ghiselin is Professor Emeritus of English and Doctor of Humane Letters H.C. at the University of Utah.

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