THE CONDITIONS OF CREATIVITY
JEROME S. BRUNER Harvard University
We have been asked to address ourselves to the subject of creativity. It is a serious subject indeed, yet I find myself unsolemn at the prospect. For there is something antic about creating, though the enterprise be serious. And there is a matching antic spirit that goes with talking about it. I am amused to be talking about it, for if ever there was a silent process it is the creative one. Antic and serious and silent. It is like the beautiful lines of a poem of William Butler Yeats ( 1940):*____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Contemporary Approaches to Creative Thinking:A Symposium Held at the University of Colorado. Contributors: Howard E. Gruber - Editor, Glenn Terrell - Editor, Michael Wertheimer - Editor. Publisher: Atherton. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 1.
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