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Uncommon Genius
Uncommon Genius
Author: Denise Shekerjian
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ISBN-13: 9780140109863
ISBN-10: 0140109862
Publication Date: 2/1/1991
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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From "For Uncommon Genius, Shekerjian interviewed forty MacArthur Prize winners--John Sayles, Peter Sellars, Ellen Stewart, and Derek Walcott among them--in an attempt to discover "how great ideas are born." While much of what she learns about the creative impulse is not exactly groundbreaking--it involves risk-taking, openness, concentration, resiliency, and a great love of the work--spending time with the creators she has chosen to include is fascinating."
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It did not romanticize people who accomplish what is seen as "genius" rather it emphasized the remarkable amount of dedication and hardwork required to earn that title.