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978-0-8018-4977-0 / 0801849772

Creativity and Madness: New Findings and Old Stereotypes

by Rothenberg, Albert

Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Intrigued by history's list of "troubled geniuses,"Albert Rothenberg investigates how two such opposite conditionsoutstanding creativity and psychosiscould coexist in the same individual. Rothenberg concludes that high-level creativity transcends the usual modes of logical thoughtand may even superficially resemble psychosis. But he also discovers that all types of creative thinking generally occur in a rational and conscious frame of mind, not in a mystically altered or transformed state.

Far from being the sourceor the priceof creativity, Rothenberg discovers, psychosis and other forms of mental illness are actually hindrances to creative work. Disturbed writers and absent-minded professors make great characters in fiction, but Rothenberg has uncovered an even better storythe virtually infinite creative potential of healthy human beings.

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