Rollo May (1909-1994) taught at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, and was Regents' Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An influential psychologist, he was the best-selling author of Love and Will, as well as the author of The Courage to Create, Man's Search for Himself, The Meaning of Anxiety, and Psychology and the Human Dilemma.
"A lucid and highly concentrated analysis of the creative process... [May] describes the requisites for the creative encounter and the moment of the 'breakthrough.'" -- Saturday Review "A signal testimonial to the creative spirit... A brilliantly incisive exploration of the creative 'encounter'-the coming to grips of the healthily committed creative artist or thinker with his sociocultural background and with his own dangerously Promethean impulses." -- Publishers Weekly