Poetry And Imagined Worlds

by Olga V. Lehmann, Nandita Chaudhary, Ana Cecilia Bastos & others
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Publication Date: February 10, 2018

ISBN: 9783319648583

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This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience.  How poetry provides insight into human psychology is a question at the beginning of its theoretical development, and is a constant challenge for cultural psychologists and the humanities alike. Poetry functions, in all ages and cultures, as a rite that merges the beauty, truth and the unbearable conditions of existence.  Both the general and the particular can be found in its expression.  Collectively the authors aim to evoke a holistic understanding of what poetry conveys about decision making and the human search for meaning. This ground-breaking collection will be indispensable to scholars of clinical and theoretical psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, aesthetics and sociology.