The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

Author(s) : Juliet Miller

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

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'Juliet Miller's book makes a vital contribution to the important but neglected area of the female creative process. She explores with strength and sensitivity those issues and taboos that often challenge or frustrate women's creativity within relationships, motherhood, infertility, the workplace, therapeutic and psychoanalytic communities and the wider artistic world. By examining the ways in which female creative drives and their repressed emotions of aggression and destructiveness transform matter - that most feminine material - into images and works of art that are subversive and spiritual, Miller provides new insight into the art of leading female artists Louise Bourgeois and Cornelia Parker. A must for readers interested in the creative feminine.'
- Diane Finiello Zervas, Jungian Analyst, Art Historian

'This passionate yet lucid account includes critical insights into the ways feminine creativity is under attack in the arts, motherhood and the shadow side of the psychoanalytic enterprise. Miller holds up a looking glass to the latter which reflects the pathological face of psychoanalysis where it is contaminated by unconscious power drives. The book is recommended reading for all those seeking to realise their creative potential.'
- Ann Casement, Licensed Psychoanalyst, Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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