The Courage to Create

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 17, 1994 - Psychology - 143 pages
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"Extraordinary, wise, and hopeful... nearly poetic meditations."—Boston Globe

What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life but the fountainhead of human experience? What if our logic and science derive from art forms, rather than the other way around? In this trenchant volume, Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement. A renowned therapist and inspiring guide, Dr. May draws on his experience to show how we can break out of old patterns in our lives. His insightful book offers us a way through our fears into a fully realized self.
  

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User Review  - Guille Petit - Goodreads

This book is incredible. It's very short; but, it is not something one should read in an afternoon. Rollo May talks about his own insights and thoughts about creativity, it's sources, inspiration ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

This is a clear and wise look at creativity and rings true to my own experience as a writer and with what I have heard other writers and artists say about how they work. I'd heard about this book and ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
TWO The Nature of Creativity
36
THREE Creativity and the Unconscious
55
FOUR Creativity and Encounter
77
SEVEN Passion for Form
124
Notes
141
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Rollo May (1909-1994) was an influential existential psychologist and the author of Love and Will, The Courage to Create, and The Discovery of Being.

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