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Review: The Creative Process: Reflections on Invention in the Arts and SciencesUser Review - Len - Goodreads
I cannot imagine a "writer" failing to get something out of this book. It's a collection of essays and not all of them are about writing. Some are about the visual arts! One is a letter by Albert ... Read full review
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Review: The Creative Process: Reflections on Invention in the Arts and SciencesUser Review - Goodreads
Though I struggled through his introduction, I took a lot of ideas from it. The rest of the book covers artists (Mozart, James, Wordsworth, Yeats, Miller, Nietzche, Lawrence) and their thought on the creative process.
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A. E. Housman activity aphasia artist become beginning brain called cerebral cortex cerebrum complete composer conscious cortex creation creative process dance drawing dream effort elements emotion excitement experience expression eyes fact Faust feeling finished Fleda frottage function give Goethe happens Hart Crane Henri Poincare human idea images imagination important impulse insight inspiration invention Jacques Hadamard labor less light living logical material mathematical meaning memory ments mind nature nerve never novel object one's painting passion perhaps phrase picture poem poet poetic poetry problem produced psychic psychological publishers realize reason relation rhythm sculpture seems sensation sense sensory shape Shepherd of Hermas simple solipsism sometimes Spoils of Poynton story subconscious thalamus thing thought tion truth uncon unconscious understand verse vision visual whole William Butler Yeats words writing wrote York City