9780874778540

Creators on Creating: Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind

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  • ISBN13:

    9780874778540

  • ISBN10:

    0874778549

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-04-01
  • Publisher: Tarcher

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(22)
Frank Barron
PART I. THE UNCOVERED HEART 23(32)
Henry Miller
1. Why Don't You Try to Write?
27(4)
Federico Fellini
2. Miscellany
31(5)
Pamela Travers
3. The Interviewer
36(8)
Anna Halprin
The Process Is the Purpose
44(6)
A. E. Housman
5. The Name and Nature of Poetry
50(3)
Rainer Maria Rilke
6. Letters to Merline
53(2)
PART II. THE OPENED MIND 55(32)
Cathy Johnson
7. Lost in the Woods
59(4)
Richard Feynman
8. The Dignified Professor
63(5)
Kary Mullis
9. The Screwdriver
68(6)
J. G. Bennett
10. Living in the Medium
74(6)
William Butler Yeats
11. The Symbolism of Poetry
80(2)
Annie Dillard
12. Heaven and Earth in Jest
82(5)
PART III. THE WEB OF IMAGINATION 87(38)
Mary Shelley
13. The Genesis of Frankenstein
91(5)
Carl G. Jung
14. First Years
96(5)
Italo Calvino
15. Visibility
101(7)
Michel Foucault
16. The Order of Things
108(5)
Marion Milner
17. The Plunge into Colour
113(4)
Virginia Woolf
18. Evening over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Car
117(3)
Mabel Dodge Luhan
19. Edge of Taos Desert
120(5)
PART IV. THE CREATIVE ECOLOGY 125(44)
Maurice Sendak
20. The Shape of Music
129(2)
Maya Angelou
21. A Life in the Day of Maya Angelou
131(4)
Ingmar Bergman
22. The Magic Lantern
135(3)
Sidney Bechet
23. The Second Line
138(7)
Tony Kushner
24. Is It a Fiction That Playwrights Create Alone?
145(5)
Irving Oyle
25. Odyssey
150(7)
N. Scott Momaday
26. The Magic of Words
157(8)
Brian Eno
27. Why World Music?
165(4)
PART V. THE DEDICATION TO MASTERY 169(34)
David Ogilvy
28. How to Manage an Advertising Agency
173(5)
Leonardo da Vinci
29. Anatomy
178(2)
Peter Illich Tchaikovsky
30. Composing a Symphony
180(4)
Muriel Rukeyser
31. The Genesis of Orpheus
184(5)
Igor Stravinsky
32. Poetics of Music
189(6)
Frank Zappa
33. All About Music
195(3)
Eugen Herrigel
34. Zen in the Art of Archery
198(5)
PART VI. THE COURAGE TO GO NAKED 203(26)
Isadora Duncan
35. The Mother Cry of Creation
207(2)
Karen Finley
36. License for Madness
209(2)
Laurence Olivier
37. Lessons from the Past
211(5)
Mat Callahan
38. Creation Myth
216(6)
Ursula K. Le Guin
39. The Fisherwoman's Daughter
222(7)
Editors' Note 229(2)
Suggested Readings 231(6)
Permissions 237(4)
Contributors 241

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