Creativity vs. Generativity

Jong, Erica
January 1979
New Republic;1/13/79, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p27
Comments on the validity of equating the process of human creativity to the phenomenon of maternity and pregnancy to the creation of a novel or poem. Common metaphor; Conscious exercise of effort and will in the creative process; Argument by the author that pregnancy is much more passive than creativity; Absurdity of being envious of a woman's ability to become pregnant; Need for mothers to be writers too.


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