By Patricia A. DeYoung
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This quantity brings jointly the various papers awarded via prime students, artists and psychoanalysts at an annual Creativity Seminar organised by way of the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs heart. creativity via a psychoanalytic lens - and intensely importantly, vice versa - the authors learn nice works, reminiscent of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Mahler's 8th Symphony, and William Gibson's The Miracle employee; in addition to nice artists, akin to Van Gogh and Lennon and McCartney, for what we would know about the inventive approach itself.
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