by Sudhir Kakar and Gunter Blamburger
Brilliant, lucid essays that examine and illumine the wellsprings of creative genius. The concept of genius has been a subject of much speculation and debate since the eighteenth century. However, in a world obsessed with creative genius and the possibilities of the human imagination, the actual workings of the creative process and its psychological underpinnings remain a mystery. In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.
About The Author
Sudhir Kakar is a distinguished psychoanalyst and writer. He has written seventeen highly acclaimed books of non-fiction. He has taught at leading institutions around the world and has won numerous accolades for his work. In February 2012, he was conferred the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country's highest civilian honour. Gunter Blamberger is the professor of German philology at the University of Cologne and the director of the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata (Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Cologne).