Shelves: psychology , consciousness , science , nonfiction I read this when it was entitled simply "The Creative Process. The individual entries are all in the first person and are culled from historical sources for example, one entry is from a letter from Mozart and suffer from not having been initially composed with the goal of the book in mind. However, the entries are I read this when it was entitled simply "The Creative Process. I was fascinated to read about the different ways that people approach solving the large problem of, "Create something new! Not sure where this idea is leading.
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Ghiselin was born in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. The family home is at 29 Jefferson Road, now designated as a historic landmark. At the age of sixteen, he moved to California, where he lived until While there, he would commute two hours by train and ferry. Ghiselin said about commuting "I learned the look and feel of dawn and night on the Bay water. Looking for something more than the "stream of daily news", he enrolled at UCLA , again taking up Art.
He said, While at Oxford, he sought out D. Lawrence , finding him at the hotel Beau Rivage, France. After his meeting with Lawrence, he wrote a great deal of poetry that remained unpublished for 6 or 7 years. Then in he became a member of the English faculty at the University of Utah , where he taught English. Finding the intellectual climate in Utah rather "chilling", he secured a job at Berkeley, where he and his wife Olive lived.
In during the depression, he was out of a job. His mother had died in Laguna Beach, facilitating a move to her home. Together with scholar, Alfred Young Fisher, husband of M. He was lured back to the University of Utah where we began teaching a course, in , called "The Creative Process".
He published Against the Circle in In , he published the book Country of the Minotaur, a compilation of many of his poems.
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