New Studies in Aesthetics: Creativity, Culture, and Values : Comparative Essays in Literary Aesthetics Vol. 5 by Shirley J. Paolini (1991, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisThis book examines the relationship between creativity and cultural values, including Western and Eastern perspectives. Creativity, as process and product, occurs within as well as against tradition from early to modern times. Shirley Paolini offers a pluralistic account of theories of creativity, drawing upon literary criticism, aesthetics, and psychology. She makes a case for Janusian thinking, the Collective Unconscious, and the dreamlike experience. The author extends theories of creativity in a series of primarily literary case studies. She compares works of Dante, Kafka, Dali, Blake, and Joyce; Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn; Twain and Michener, and Ai-Ling Chang and Li Ang. The book shows how creativity operates under varying cultural values and expectations.
- AuthorShirley J. Paolini
- Number Of Pages239 pages
- SeriesNew Studies in Aesthetics
- Publication Date1991-03-01
- PublisherLang Publishing, Incorporated, Peter
- Series Volume NumberVol. 5
- Weight16.9 Oz
- Width6 In.
- Length9 In.
- GroupCollege Audience
- LC Classification NumberPN45.P3185 1990
- Dewey Decimal801/.93
- Dewey Edition20
- Reviews«Here we have an unusually broad-ranging, multi-discipline investigation of the forces, elements and qualities of creativity in relationship to the particular value a dominant culture attaches to the creative process and the final artwork. The unique juxtaposition of literary and visual art, representing traditional Western culture as well as Asian and Third World cultures, together with the application of aesthetic, sociological, psychological and philosophical theories, make this a widely relevant and useful study to generalists and specialists alike.» (Silvia R. Fiore, University of South Florida) «Paolini's book has much to offer comparatists and those working on the national literatures she discusses.» (D.N. Wells, Recherche littéraire)
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