Fire in the Crucible: Understanding the Process of Creative Genius

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Red Wheel/Weiser, 1990 - Psychology - 382 pages
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What makes a genius different? Is a genius born or made? In this exploration of creativity, the author reveals that there is no special trait of genius. Rather than being gifted above ordinary people, a genius will give expression to subtle nusances, and perceptions that others ignore.

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Another great book on creativity. This book, however, focuses almost exclusively on individual creativity. Free Play is inclusive of group creativity and this is where my main interests lie. It is ... Read full review

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John Briggs, Ph.D., is a professor of English and the journalism coordinator at Western Connecticut State University. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut.

F. David Peat holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Liverpool and has written dozens of books on art, science, and spirituality. He lives in London and can be reached at They are the authors of "Turbulent Mirror.

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