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Life and Art
The Creative Synthesis in Literature

ISBN 9780429476679
Published April 19, 2018 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- John Keats -- Joseph Conrad -- Eugene O’Neill -- Thomas Hardy -- Vladimir Nabokov -- George Orwell -- Heinrich von Kleist -- Thomas Wolfe -- Peter Shaffer

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