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This collection of over three dozen essays ponders the essence of creativity. Includes selections from Henry Miller, Federico Fellini, Rainer Maria Rilke, Isadora Duncan, Frank Zappa, and Mary Shelley. A New Consciousness Reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874778540
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Series: New Consciousness Reader Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,244,233
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frank Barron was a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a leading expert on the study of creativity.

Table of Contents

Creators on CreatingIntroduction by Frank Barron

Part I: The Uncovered Heart
1. Henry Miller / Why Don't You Try to Write?
2. Federico Fellini / Miscellany
3. Pamela Travers / The Interviewer
4. Anna Halprin / The Process Is the Purpose
5. A. E. Housman / The Name and Nature of Poetry
6. Rainer Maria Rilke / Letters to Merline

Part II: The Opened Mind
7. Cathy Johnson / Lost in the Woods
8. Richard Feynman / The Dignified Professor
9. Kary Mullis / The Screwdriver
10. J. G. Bennett / Living in the Medium
11. William Butler Yeats / The Symbolism of Poetry
12. Annie Dillard / Heaven and Earth in Jest

Part III: The Web Of Imagination
13. Mary Shelley / The Genesis of Frankenstein
14. Carl G. Jung / First Years
15. Italo Calvino / Visibility
16. Michel Foucault / The Order of Things
17. Marion Milner / The Plunge into Colour
18. Virginia Woolf / Evening over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Car
19. Mabel Dodge Luhan / Edge of Taos Desert

Part IV: The Creative Ecology
20. Maurice Sendak / The Shape of Music
21. Maya Angelou / A Life in the Day of Maya Angelou
22. Ingmar Bergman / The Magic Lantern
23. Sidney Bechet / The Second Line
24. Tony Kushner / Is It a Fiction That Playwrights Create Alone?
25. Irving Oyle / Odyssey
26. N. Scott Momaday / The Magic of Words
27. Brian Eno / Why World Music?

Part V: The Dedication to Mastery
28. David Ogilvy / How to Manage an Advertising Agency
29. Leonardo da Vinci / Anatomy
30. Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky / Composing a Symphony
31. Muriel Rukeyser / The Genesis of Orpheus
32. Igor Stravinsky / Poetics of Music
33. Frank Zappa / All About Music
34. Eugen Herrigel / Zen in the Art of Archery

Part IV: The Courage to Go Naked
35. Isadora Duncan / The Mother Cry of Creation
36. Karen Finley / License for Madness
37. Laurence Olivier / Lessons from the Past
38. Mat Callahan / Creation Myth
39. Ursula K. Le Guin / The Fisherwoman's Daughter

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