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Emotional Illness and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic and Phenomenologic Study
Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL. Presents a review of theories of creativity, illustrated by works and careers of Ezra Pound and Barry, and concludes that psychopathology severely restricts rather than enhances the creative process. For psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians, and students.
Hardcover, 474 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by International Universities Press
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