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Pablo Picasso-Gertrude Stein: Correspondence. Book Review

Pablo Picasso-Gertrude Stein: Correspondence; Book Cover

Pablo Picasso-Gertrude Stein: Correspondence Edited by Laurence Madeline and Translated by Lorna Scott Fox Reviewed by Julie Sara Porter The early 20th century saw the rise of Modernism, a movement in art, literature, philosophy, architecture and culture which found new ways of self-expression. It was partly inspired because of the rise of urban living and …

Jean-Paul Sartre: Nausea. Book Review

Emptiness

One of the representatives of the new functionalist paradigm in the philosophy and culture of the twentieth century is Jean-Paul Sartre. Nausea, his novel from 1938, describes an individual who becomes aware of the metaphysical crisis that follows the end of substantialism. He expects to see essences, the truth, the old truth, but he sees …

What Is the Creative Process? Book Review

Book Cover The Creative Process

The Creative Process: Reflections on Invention in the Arts and Sciences Edited With An Introduction by Brewster Ghiselin Reviewed by Julie Sara Porter What does it mean to be creative? What is the creative process? Where does inspiration come from? Where do the great thinkers and artists get their ideas? How does someone take an …

The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Test: Book Review

Book Review by Julie Sara Porter The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre We all know the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ) even if we may never have taken it ourselves. We may have described our child as “she’s such an introvert. She won’t play …

Famous Female Authors and Their Century: Book Review

Book Review by Julie Porter Sharp: The Women Who Made An Art of Having An Opinion By Michelle Dean When someone is described as sharp, it means that the person is usually intelligent, witty, and perceptive. Journalist, Michelle Dean gathered some of the smartest, perceptive female authors who have all been described as “sharp.” Her …

Schizophrenia and Art: Book Review

Book review by Julie Porter A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia by Sandy Allen Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder. People who have it may hear voices or see hallucinations, become paranoid, and disconnect themselves from friends, family, and reality. Sometimes those who have it aren’t always able to articulate what …