Poetry And Imagined Worlds

  • Olga V. Lehmann
  • Nandita Chaudhary
  • Ana Cecilia Bastos
  • Emily Abbey

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Poetic Resources as Tools to Make Meaning

  3. The Poetic Roots of Creativity and Imagination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Maria Eloisa do Amaral Leão, Danilo Silva Guimarães
      Pages 121-138
    3. Nandita Chaudhary, Deepa Chawla, Ayesha Sindhu
      Pages 155-173
    4. Elaine Pedreira Rabinovich
      Pages 197-206
  4. The Poetics of Daily Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Maria Virgínia Dazzani, Giuseppina Marsico
      Pages 209-222
    3. Monika Abels
      Pages 239-253
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-301

About this 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.


Creativity Imagination Literature Edgar Allen Poe Poetics Applied Arts Psychology of the Arts Psychology of Creativity instant poetry REPRESENTATION poetry PSYCHOLOGY AND THE ARTS poetry in drama ‘poetic instant’ in India Musicality of Poetry poetry in science

Editors and affiliations

  • Olga V. Lehmann
    • 1
  • Nandita Chaudhary
    • 2
  • Ana Cecilia Bastos
    • 3
  • Emily Abbey
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheim, FylkeNorway
  2. 2.Lady Irwin CollegeUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Catholic University of Salvador and Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyRamapo CollegeMahwah, NJUSA

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