Witness to the fire : creativity and the veil of addiction

by Linda Schierse Leonard

Book, 1989



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Boston : [New York] : Shambhala ; Random House [distributor], 1989.

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xviii, 390 p.; 24 cm

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In Witness to the Fire, Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., explores the dark and fiery journey of transformation from the bondage of addiction to the freedom of recovery through creativity. A Jungian analyst, Leonard studies the relationship of creativity and addiction in the lives of writers such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Rhys, and Jack London, as well as the experiences of ordinary men and women. 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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