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"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
Posted October 17, 2002
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.