This unique anthology brings together material from 38 well-known writers, artists, and scientists who attempt to describe the process by which original ideas come to them. Books Journals. Disciplines Language Writing. About the Book This unique anthology brings together material from 38 well-known writers, artists, and scientists who attempt to describe the process by which original ideas come to them.
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The subtitle of this terrific anthology is "Reflections on Invention in the Arts and Sciences". We are privileged to share those thoughts.
In this volume may be found near ramblings by Thomas Wolfe, the lucid mind of Einstein, the toubled troubled mind of van Gogh, the meditative thoughts of William Wordsworth on Westminster Bridge. I cannot imagine a "writer" failing to get something out of this book. It is a collection of essays and not all of them are about writing. Some are about the visual arts!
One is a letter by Albert Einstein. Another, by Roger Sessions, is about musical composition. Even the art of sculpture is not forgotten. Nor collage. Nor science. Kekule is "covered" for having dreamed of a snake eating itself by it's tail.
Awake, Kekule made the quantum leap: this was the molecular structure of the Benzine molecule. Most "essasys", however, are about writing as writing is believed to be or ought to be, i. Think of it as a Monet but with words. There are dabs and strokes both here and there and up close they mean very little, but from a respectable distance, the whole will coalesce. So it is with 'the creative process' in general.
In a single setting, Wolfe gives you "his" Paris. The only other "work" which does the same and as well is Gershwin's "An American in Paris".
Wolfe writes: "During that summer in Paris, I think I felt this homesickness more than ever before, and I really believe that from this emotion, this constant and almost intolerable effort of memory and desire, the material and the structure of the books I now began to write were derived.
Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Join or Log Into Facebook. Email or Phone. Forgot account? Sign Up. July 1, at AM Public. Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God!
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Material gathered for a symposium on the creative process. Articles by 38 "brilliant men and women". Creative Process. Brewster Ghiselin.
The Creative Process: Reflections on Invention in the Arts and Sciences
Brewster Ghiselin June 13, — June 11, was an American poet and academic. Ghiselin was born in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. The family home is at 29 Jefferson Road, now designated as a historic landmark. At the age of sixteen, he moved to California, where he lived until While there, he would commute two hours by train and ferry.