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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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How did Richard Ford's cat influence his work as a novelist? HOW is Chuck Close's portraiture driven by his inability to remember faces? What pivotal moment helped Rosanne Cash understand the healing power of the stage?

Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits—movies, novels, paintings, songs—but rarely are we privy to what happens in the creative process. In Spark, Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative thinkers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, David Milch, Isabel Allende, and Joshua Redman. Burstein pulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being.

"These artists may not change lead into gold," Burstein writes, "but they lift materials from their familiar contexts, combining, reshaping, transforming them into works of art that change the way we see the world." Spark is an invaluable resource for the aspiring writer and artist, but the need for creativity extends well beyond the world of paintbrushes and typewriters. Creativity is integral to business, parenting, education, science, and, perhaps most poignantly, our personal relationships. Rarely do books on creativity illuminate and inspire; this marvelous volume will help you find a spark of your own.

About the Author

Julie Burstein is fascinated by the roots of creativity, and she has pursued that passion through hundreds of public radio interviews and programs with musicians, artists, filmmakers, and writers. In 2000 Julie created Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen for Public Radio International; she led the show's Peabody Award–winning creative team at WNYC for nine years. Spark is her first book.

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ISBN:
9780061732317
Author:
Burstein, Julie
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
Burstein
Author:
Julie
Author:
Andersen, Kurt
Subject:
General
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Gifted persons
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6.8125 in 3.60 oz

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