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Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction

Leonard, Linda Schierse

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ISBN 10: 0877733937 / ISBN 13: 9780877733935
Published by Shambhala, Boston, 1989
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Dated, inscribed, and signed by the author on the title page: "October 27, 1989 / For Deborah, / Good energies on your creative journey. / Warm wishes, / Linda Leonard." Book is tight and unmarked; slight spine slant; foxing to page edges; Shambhala mailing list card laid in. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95); spine is sun-faded; quarter-inch closed tear to top of front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002864

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Title: Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil...

Publisher: Shambhala, Boston

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Drawing on the lives of famous writers and her own bout with alcoholism, a psychoanalyst examines the similarity of experiences shared by addict and artist and offers advice on trading addiction for creativity and joy

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This powerful book spans the realms of Jungian psychology, existential philosophy, and literary analysis to explore the relationship between addiction and creativity. By examining the lives and works of writers such as Dostoevsky, Eugene O'Neill, Jack London, and Jean Rhys, as well as the experiences of people in recovery, Linda Leonard holds out the hope that anyone bound by addiction can reclaim the power that fuels dependency for a life of joy and creativity.

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