Spark : How Creativity Works

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-10
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits'movies, novels, paintings, songs'but rarely are we privy to what happens during the creative process. In Spark, Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative artists and thinkers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, David Milch, Isabel Allende, and Joshua Redman. Burstein pulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being. Creativity is integral to business, parenting, education, science, and, perhaps most poignantly, our personal relationships. Rarely do books on creativity illuminate andinspire; this marvelous volume will help you find a spark of your own.

Author Biography

julie burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer and TED speaker. Julie designed Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen for Public Radio International, and led the creative team at WNYC for many years. She's the host of Pursuit of Spark, conversations about creative approaches to the possibilities, challenges, and pleasures of everyday life.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Engaging Adversityp. 1
Chuck Closep. 5
Donald Hallp. 14
Jill Sobulep. 22
Modern Alchemyp. 27
Ben Burttp. 30
Elizabeth Strebp. 37
Richard Serrap. 44
The Cultivated and the Wildp. 57
Stanley Kunitzp. 59
Mel Chinp. 65
Julie Bargmannp. 70
Going Homep. 77
William Christenberryp. 82
Alexander Paynep. 92
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichiep. 98
Imagination's Wellspringp. 105
Mira Nairp. 108
David Plowdenp. 113
Richard Fordp. 118
Bill Violap. 123
Mothers and Fathersp. 127
Patti LuPonep. 130
Miriam Katinp. 132
David Milchp. 136
Kevin Baconp. 139
Rosanne Cashp. 143
Joshua Redmanp. 146
Creative Partnersp. 151
Alison Krauss and Robert Plantp. 155
Ang Lee and James Schamusp. 161
Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturip. 172
Reweaving a Shattered Worldp. 187
Terence Blanchardp. 191
Lynn Nottagep. 196
Joel Meyerowitzp. 204
Getting to Workp. 213
Yo-Yo Map. 216
Isabel Allendep. 219
Joyce Carol Oatesp. 223
Richard Serrap. 226
John Irvingp. 228
Tony Kushnerp. 231
Chuck Closep. 235
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
Notes on Sourcesp. 241
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