Uncommon genius: how great ideas are born

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Viking, Mar 14, 1990 - Psychology - 244 pages
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The author interviewed 40 winners of the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowships--the so-called "genius awards"--to write this thought-provoking, absorbing, literate guide to the birth of creativity.

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This is a non-fiction account of the creative and work processes of a sample of McArthur Grant recipients. Commonly known as the Genius Grant, McArthur grant recipients cross a gamut of researchers ... Read full review

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This is a well-written, breezy, at times eloquent jaunt through the subject of creativity with 40 MacArthur award winners, including psychiatrist Robert Coles, art historian Henry Kraus, and ... Read full review

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2 DESPAIR AND ISOLATION MADNESS AND MEANNESS I 8 I
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BUILDING RESILIENCY I 95
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