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Creativity and madness : new findings and old stereotypes

Author: Albert Rothenberg
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disturbed writers and absent-minded professors make great characters in fiction, but Rothenberg has uncovered an even better story-the virtually infinite creative potential of healthy human beings.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Rothenberg
ISBN: 0801849772 9780801849770 0801840112 9780801840111
OCLC Number: 32157178
Notes: Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1990.
Description: vii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A scientist looks at creativity --
The creative process in art and science --
Inspiration and the creative process --
The mystique of the unconscious and creativity --
Psychosis and the creation of poetry --
Self-destruction and self-creation --
The perils of psychoanalyzing (or scandalizing) Emily Dickinson --
The psychosis and triumph of August Strindberg --
Homosexuality and creativity --
The muse in the bottle --
Eugene O'Neill's creation of The Iceman Cometh --
Creativity and mental illness --
Psychotherapy and creativity.
Responsibility: Albert Rothenberg.

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