The Creative Mystique: From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity (Hardback)Susan Kavaler-Adler (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
-"Journal of Analytic Social Work
." . . an amalgam of theoretical and clinical brilliance brought to life through the medium of the psycho-biography. For the clinician it is a lodestone of clinical wisdom, of intuitive genius brought to bear on the treatment situation."
-Althea Horner, Ph.D.
"This is the second in a series of works by the author on the creative process, and it maintains the fascination and profundity in the earlier one. Dr. Kavaler-Adler has uniquely integrated the "Otherness" (the muse) of the creative process in women with the exciting and alluring and yet rejectingly intrusive chimerical male figure in the female artist's internal mental world to create the virtually archetypal-universal concept of the "demon lover." In so doing, the author spans the horizon of the Kleinian, Object Relations, and Developmental literature, on one hand, and the artistic/literary biographical literature on the other. The effect is compelling and riveting. The concept of the demon lover offers yet a different window into the psychoanalytic exploration of the creative process."
-James S. Grotstein
"Compelling reading for all who remain curious as to why gifted artists often suffer the worst despain."
..."Kavaler-Adler highlights the lives of such outstanding artists as Camille Claudel, Virginia Woolf, and, more recently, Diana Arbus...perhaps most fascinating is a critique of Anne Sexton's therapy with various doctors...."