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Literary Late Bloomers

David Galenson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
David Galenson

The distinguished literary critic Robert McCrum wrote in The Observer last year that "Writers who flourish at the peak of their powers for longer than a decade, or even two, are rare birds."

Late Bloomers In Art And Science

David Galenson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
David Galenson

There is a common belief that creativity is the exclusive domain of the young, but this belief is simply wrong -- a product of the drama of early conceptual breakthroughs.

The Real Thing: Saul Bellow Off the Record

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Bellow's recently published Letters give us a generous sampling of the literary judgments of a great writer, with private assessments of his own work -- as well as that of others.

INSIDE ART: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Why did great artists do their best work at such different stages of their careers?