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  - Yifan Gu - Goodreads

I wish I had read it, especially Chapter 3, at the start of my PhD not half-way through it. It made the all the frustration experienced during a PhD meaningful. Read full review

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I read Rollo May's book, wonderful! Read full review


TWO The Nature of Creativity
THREE Creativity and the Unconscious
FOUR Creativity and Encounter
SEVEN Passion for Form

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Rollo May (1909-1994) taught at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, and was Regents' Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An influential psychologist, he was the best-selling author of Love and Will, as well as the author of The Courage to Create, Man's Search for Himself, The Meaning of Anxiety, and Psychology and the Human Dilemma.

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