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Joey and the Birthday Present: Wonderful Vintage Illustrations from Anne Sexton’s Little-Known 1971 Children’s Book
Joey and the Birthday Present: Wonderful Vintage Illustrations from Anne Sexton’s Little-Known 1971 Children’s Book

Two Pulitzer-winning poets tell a sweet story of friendship, compassion, and perspective.

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Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Art as a Mode of Knowing and Its Four Psychological Aspects
Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Art as a Mode of Knowing and Its Four Psychological Aspects

“Whoever reflects recognizes that there are empty and lonely spaces between one’s experiences.”

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Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities
Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities

“Anyone with any degree of mental toughness ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least.”

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Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion
Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion

“The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It’s useless to have an audience happy if you are not happy.”

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Maurice Sendak’s Rare, Sensual Illustrations for Herman Melville’s Greatest Commercial Failure and Most Personally Beloved Book
Maurice Sendak’s Rare, Sensual Illustrations for Herman Melville’s Greatest Commercial Failure and Most Personally Beloved Book

“The strongest and fieriest emotions of life defy all analytical insight.”

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The Unsung Heroes of Innovation: A 1964 Manifesto for the Role of the Critic-Curator in How Ideas Spread
The Unsung Heroes of Innovation: A 1964 Manifesto for the Role of the Critic-Curator in How Ideas Spread

“It would be a mistake to distinguish too sharply between those who contribute a new way of doing and those who contribute a new way of thinking.”

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The Psychology of Cryptomnesia: How We Unconsciously Plagiarize Existing Ideas
The Psychology of Cryptomnesia: How We Unconsciously Plagiarize Existing Ideas

The cognitive machinery of inadvertent copying and why it matters more than ever.

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Petunia, I Love You: A Forgotten 1965 Children’s Book Treasure
Petunia, I Love You: A Forgotten 1965 Children’s Book Treasure

A sweet and irreverent reminder that kindness is the most potent antidote to evil.

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Pioneering Psycholinguist Vera John-Steiner on How Creativity Works
Pioneering Psycholinguist Vera John-Steiner on How Creativity Works

“In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.”

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James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society
James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.”

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