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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Imagine: How Creativity Works

Imagine: How Creativity Works - Jonah Lehrer I just got this from the library. I'm not sure why I made a request for it, but as soon as I got it I read an article about the author from July 2012. Jonah Lehrer made up quotes from Bob Dylan in his book, was found out, and then continued to lie about them until forced to admit that he had lied. Publication of "Imagine" was halted, and Mr. Lehrer resigned his position as a staff writer at the "New Yorker" magazine. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/us-news-blog/2012/jul/30/jonah-lehrer-quits-new-yorker and http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/30/157605459/jonah-lehrer-resigns-from-new-yorker-admitting-he-made-up-quotes .As a result, it makes me very unwilling to read the rest of this book. How do I know which other bits he has made up or altered to support his premise? I could not find any explanation from the author for why he made up the quotes from Dylan. As it is, I continue to be interested in the topic of the science of creativity, but I will be looking for information elsewhere.