Friday, June 30, 2006

The Courage to Create

Rollo May's, "The Courage to Create"

The elusive dream of reading on the beach. I will attempt that goal of summer reading without being sidetracked by summer pleasures. Here's the opening paragraph in the preface to May's The Courage to Create:


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ALL MY LIFE I have been haunted by the fascinating questions of creativity. Why does an original idea in science and in art "pop up" from the unconscious at a given moment? What is the relation between talent and the creative act, and between creativity and death? Why does a mime or a dance give us such delight? How did Homer, confronting something as gross as the Trojan War, fashion it into poetry which became a guide for the ethics of the whole Greek civilization?" - Rollo May

Not sure how long it will take to read this book but I'm not in a rush since I want to be able to grasp and recall the information.

-PD


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