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The Secret Places

reviewed by Madeleine J. Long 1966

coverTitle: The Secret Places
Author(s): David Holbrook
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Creativity is born out of inner chaos, the result of the mind turned in on itself, plummeting down to the depths of its own secret places. It is the result of a dissatisfaction with conventional values and a repudiation of traditional needs; a transvaluation of concepts like safety, security, and certainty. It is an ability and a willingness and a craving need to walk the northernmost route, to swim in the most turbulent waters, to set upon the course that will lead to the terrifying, ebullient world of the yet-to-be-discovered. Creativity emerges from activity, from an unconventional angle of vision, from that kind of living that mass culture and social man have continually sought to crush. It results from a vision uncluttered by thoughts of what one ought to see. And it is just this vision, this creative, poetic sense, that the English teacher must bring to life in his... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 6, 1966, p. 456-456
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2360, Date Accessed: 9/19/2018 1:47:31 AM

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