The Creative Process: Reflections on the Invention in the Arts and Sciences

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Brewster Ghiselin
University of California Press, Nov 22, 1985 - Art - 259 pages
"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being."—Carl G. Jung

"I began in absolute chaos and darkness, in a bog or swamp of ideas and emotions and experiences. Even now I do not consider myself a writer, in the ordinary sense of the word. I am a man telling the story of his life, a process which appears more and more inexhaustible as I go on. . . . It is a turning inside out, a voyaging through X dimensions, with the result that somewhere along the way one discovers that what one has to tell is not nearly so important as the telling itself."—Henry Miller

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Brewster Ghiselin is Professor Emeritus of English and Doctor of Humane Letters H.C. at the University of Utah.

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