The Creative Process: Reflections on the Invention in the Arts and Sciences / Edition 1

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"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being."—Carl G. Jung

"I began in absolute chaos and darkness, in a bog or swamp of ideas and emotions and experiences. Even now I do not consider myself a writer, in the ordinary sense of the word. I am a man telling the story of his life, a process which appears more and more inexhaustible as I go on. . . . It is a turning inside out, a voyaging through X dimensions, with the result that somewhere along the way one discovers that what one has to tell is not nearly so important as the telling itself."—Henry Miller

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520054530
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 11/22/1985
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 259
  • Sales rank: 844,916
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Brewster Ghiselin (1903-2003) was a poet and professor of English at the University of Utah.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    A very creative anthology

    This is a wonderful set of documents about the process of creation, drawn from a wide variety of fields. If I remember rightly, and it is a long time ago , I learned from this book, the idea of how a ' creative answer ' often comes after first an intense period of work,and then a stop, a distancing from the problem , a rest.The answer comes suddenly often when the person is out walking and seemingly thinking about something else.So E=mc2 supposedly came to Einstein . More poetic and deeper is Wordsworth 's writing of poetry as " the overflow of spontaneous emotion recollected in tranquility " This work is rich in ideas and is a valuable document for anyone who wants to understand their own path in creation , both in their own everyday lives and in the dream they might have of some higher work.

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