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The Creative Vision

reviewed by Charles I. Glicksberg - 1961

coverTitle: The Creative Vision
Author(s): H. M. Block, H. Salinger
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Every book dealing with literature, even when it purports to be history, is in effect a critical evaluation, but critical evaluation, if it is to be based on a vivid, first-hand reaction to the work of art, calls for the exercise of imagination as well as trained powers of analysis; it demands a creative response growing out of intuitive vision. The critic must therefore possess a vital sensibility, a power of empathy, that can capture the symbolic intimations of the mysterious world of art. Guggenheimer's book attempts to communicate the dialectical complexities of the creative process and thus practices what might be called "creative criticism," a genre that seeks to explore and possibly capture the elusive secret of the creative process. That mystery has always held a singular fascination for the critical intelligence, but it has also attracted the attention of creative spirits themselves. Some of the best contributions in this... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 8, 1961, p. 658-658
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3244, Date Accessed: 9/20/2020 11:03:40 AM

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