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Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction

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In Witness to the Fire, Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., explores the dark and fiery journey of transformation from the bondage of addiction to the freedom of recovery through creativity. A Jungian analyst, Leonard studies the relationship of creativity and addiction in the lives of writers such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Rhys, and Jack London, as well as the experiences of ordinary men and women. Leonard holds out the hope that anyone bound by addiction can reclaim the power that fuels dependency for a life of joy and creativity.

Synopsis:

Drawing on the lives of famous writers and her own bout with alcoholism, a psychoanalyst examines the similarity of experiences shared by addict and artist and offers advice on trading addiction for creativity and joy.

Synopsis:

This powerful book spans the realms of Jungian psychology, existential philosophy, and literary analysis to explore the relationship between addiction and creativity. By examining the lives of writers such as Dostoevsky, Jean Rhys, and Eugene O'Neill, as well as the experiences of people in recovery, Leonard notes the high percentage of addicts in the creative arts, while also looking at the ways in which addiction can throw light on the creative process and how the creative journey can contribute to the healing of addiction.

Description:

Includes bibliographic references (p. 355-372) and index.

About the Author

Linda Schierse Leonard is the author of Creation's Heartbeat, Meeting the Madwoman, Witness to the Fire, and On the Way to the Wedding.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877735885
Author:
Leonard, Linda Schie
Publisher:
Random House (NY)
Author:
Leonard, Linda Schierse
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Addiction
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Subject:
Rehabilitation
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Creative thinking
Subject:
Narcotic habit
Subject:
Archetype (psychology)
Subject:
Archetype
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 305
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.2188 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on the lives of famous writers and her own bout with alcoholism, a psychoanalyst examines the similarity of experiences shared by addict and artist and offers advice on trading addiction for creativity and joy.
"Synopsis" by , This powerful book spans the realms of Jungian psychology, existential philosophy, and literary analysis to explore the relationship between addiction and creativity. By examining the lives of writers such as Dostoevsky, Jean Rhys, and Eugene O'Neill, as well as the experiences of people in recovery, Leonard notes the high percentage of addicts in the creative arts, while also looking at the ways in which addiction can throw light on the creative process and how the creative journey can contribute to the healing of addiction.
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