Life and Art: The Creative Synthesis in Literature

1st Edition

James W. Hamilton

Routledge
Published November 13, 2009
Reference - 340 Pages
ISBN 9781855756359 - CAT# K380451

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Summary

In this volume an inquiry into the nature of the creative process is attempted by paying close attention to the lives of various artists, poets, novelists and playwrights, and selected works of each in order to demonstrate an essential relationship between the two, and that it is most difficult to delineate the nuances of the creative act by treating them as separate entitites. Emphasis is placed upon the effect of early trauma, such as object loss and various forms of deprivation, as a powerful unconscious motivating factor and upon the dream and transitional object as facilitators of the creative effort.

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