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The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

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The Genesis of Artistic Creativity is a revealing exploration of the social behaviour, language, humour, and obsessive interests and routines of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (AS).
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Overview

The Genesis of Artistic Creativity is a revealing exploration of the social behaviour, language, humour, and obsessive interests and routines of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (AS).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843103349
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/18/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Asperger's syndrome and writers 27
1 Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) 29
2 Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) 34
3 Herman Melville (1819-91) 50
4 Lewis Carroll (1832-98) 56
5 William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) 66
6 Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) 80
7 George Orwell (1903-50) 87
8 Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) 97
Pt. II Asperger's syndrome and philosophers 109
9 Spinoza (1632-77) 113
10 Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) 119
11 Simone Weil (1909-43) 126
12 A. J. Ayer (1910-89) 137
Pt. III Asperger's syndrome and musicians 149
13 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) 153
14 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 158
15 Erik Satie (1866-1925) 168
16 Bela Bartok (1881-1945) 181
17 Glenn Gould (1932-82) 192
Pt. IV Asperger's syndrome and painters 203
18 Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) 205
19 Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) 215
20 L. S. Lowry (1887-1976) 221
21 Andy Warhol (1928-87) 231
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