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Poetry And Imagined Worlds, Hardback Book


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 301 pages, 14 Illustrations, color; 7 Illustrations, black and white; XXV, 301 p. 21 illus., 14 illu
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
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  • Category: Literary studies: poetry & poets
  • ISBN: 9783319648576



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