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Poetry And Imagined Worlds : Creativity and Everyday Experience

This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience. &#160;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. &#160;Both the general and the particular can be found in its expression. &#160;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.<br />