By Albert Rothenberg
Intrigued by means of history's checklist of "troubled geniuses,"Albert Rothenberg investigates how such contrary conditions―outstanding creativity and psychosis―could coexist within the comparable person. Rothenberg concludes that high-level creativity transcends the standard modes of logical thought―and can even superficially resemble psychosis. yet he additionally discovers that each one kinds of inventive pondering in general ensue in a rational and wakeful mind set, no longer in a mystically altered or remodeled state.
Far from being the source―or the price―of creativity, Rothenberg discovers, psychosis and different kinds of psychological disease are literally stumbling blocks to inventive paintings. Disturbed writers and absent-minded professors make nice characters in fiction, yet Rothenberg has exposed a good higher story―the nearly countless artistic strength of fit human beings.
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