Poetry And Imagined Worlds

This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience.

Author: Olga V. Lehmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319648583

Category: Psychology

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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.

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

Śrīnātha was the first poet to imagine an Andhra land and a Telugu literary
empire of which he was the unchallenged ... transform the quality of the poetic
lang. with descriptions of events and things in minute detail—a richly imagined
world.

Author: Roland Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691170510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

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The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries—drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics—provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the history and practice of poetry in more than 100 major regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions around the globe. With more than 165 entries, the book combines broad overviews and focused accounts to give extensive coverage of poetic traditions throughout the world. For students, teachers, researchers, poets, and other readers, it supplies a one-of-a-kind resource, offering in-depth treatment of Indo-European poetries (all the major Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages, and others); ancient Middle Eastern poetries (Hebrew, Persian, Sumerian, and Assyro-Babylonian); subcontinental Indian poetries (Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu, and more); Asian and Pacific poetries (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Thai, and Tibetan); Spanish American poetries (those of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and many other Latin American countries); indigenous American poetries (Guaraní, Inuit, and Navajo); and African poetries (those of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, and other countries, and including African languages, English, French, and Portuguese). Complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding poetry in an international context. Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Provides more than 165 authoritative entries on poetry in more than 100 regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions throughout the world Features extensive coverage of non-Western poetic traditions Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a general index

Fictions of Credit in the Age of Shakespeare

Chapter 4 turns from social fictions to fictive renderings of the wide and
variegated world of trade . This chapter has two distinct parts : the first argues for
a deep correspondence between the world of trade and the imagined worlds of
poetic ...

Author: Laura Kolb

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198859697

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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Fictions of Credit in the Age of Shakespeare argues that practical texts and plays are "equipment for living": practical texts offer strategies for navigating England's culture of credit, and plays explore credit's dangers and possibilities. Dramatic texts show what it feels like to live in credit culture: to live inside a fiction.

Two Worlds and Other Poems

But tell me , then , what wondrous stuff did fashion That part of him which took
those wilding flights Among imagined worlds ; whence the white passion That
burned three centuries through the days and nights ! Not heaven ' s four winds
could ...

Author: Richard Watson Gilder

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075817829

Category: American poetry

Page: 115

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Imagined Worlds and Constructed Differences in the Hebrew Bible

Of the former, one can point to Robert Alter as the father of literary approaches to
poetry in the Hebrew Bible, including the wisdom corpus. My favorite chapter in
his book, The Art of Biblical Poetry, is the one on Proverbs he titles “The Poetry of
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Author: Jeremiah W. Cataldo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567683502

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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The purpose of this volume is twofold: to introduce readers to the study of cultural memory and identity in relation to the Hebrew Bible, and to set up strategies for connecting studies of the historical contexts and literature of the Bible to parallel issues in the present day. The volume questions how we can better understand the divide between insider and outsider and the powerful impact of prejudice as a basis for preserving differences between "us" and "them"? In turn the contributors question how such frameworks shape a community's self-perception, its economics and politics. Guided by the general framework of Anderson's theory of nationalism and the outsider, such issues are explored in related ways throughout each of the contributions. Each contribution focuses on social, economic, or political issues that have significantly shaped or influenced dominant elements of cultural memory and the construction of identity in the biblical texts. Together the contributions present a larger proposal: the broad contours of memory and identity in the Bible are the products of a collective desire to reshape the social-political world.

The Essential Kay Smith

The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential Kay Smith is the twentieth volume in the increasingly popular series.

Author: Kay Smith

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 9780889848672

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Over the course of her lengthy career, New Brunswick poet Kay Smith published in some of Canada’s finest literary journals. Her work displays a sophisticated fusion of images, metaphors and symbols, forgoing clear connections in favour of fractured grammar, surprising diction and her own unique poetic mythology. In Smith’s poetry, images are not signs of meaning or emotion, but rather forms of being—underpinned by her religious faith, her aptitude for metaphysical inquiry and her belief in the purity and wonder of the imagined world. The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential Kay Smith is the twentieth volume in the increasingly popular series.

The Head Filled with Beauty

The ten poems in The Head Filled With Beauty are startling journeys into imagined worlds and the flux of thought. Translated by Michael Bullock, these poems are jewels stolen from the dark side of consciousness.

Author: Pierre Reverdy

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions

ISBN: 092121541X

Category: Poetry

Page: 18

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The ten poems in The Head Filled With Beauty are startling journeys into imagined worlds and the flux of thought. Translated by Michael Bullock, these poems are jewels stolen from the dark side of consciousness.

The Literary World

12 . made practical , what a true minister to a the descriptions of landscape in
poets from sinning brother a man may be ... READINGS IN THE ENGLISH
PAPERS Union a year or two ago , would seem to that exalt the poetic
imagination .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064475138

Category: Literature

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Simply Imagine A Lifetime of Poetry

Matthew S. Primous attributes his success to inspiration from 128 unsung heroes. These are people in his life who inspired him to conquer his dreams. These people gave him words of encouragement.

Author:

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434977557

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Dread Trident

... place, even if often distressed, returns as a focus for any understanding of the
modern fantastic's imaginary worlds. ... containers, but walls that allow for the
opening of imaginative space that he tied, very closely, to the poetic imagination.

Author: Curtis D. Carbonell

Publisher: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies

ISBN: 9781789620573

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 256

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Dread Trident examines the rise of imaginary worlds in tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), such as Dungeons and Dragons. With the combination of analog and digital mechanisms, from traditional books to the internet, new ways of engaging the fantastic have become increasingly realized in recent years, and this book seeks an understanding of this phenomenon within the discourses of trans- and posthumanism, as well as within a gameist mode. The book explores a number of case studies of foundational TRPGs. Dungeons and Dragons provides an illustration of pulp-driven fantasy, particularly in the way it harmonizes its many campaign settings into a functional multiverse. It also acts as a supreme example of depth within its archive of official and unofficial published material, stretching back four decades. Warhammer 40k and the Worlds of Darkness present an interesting dialogue between Gothic and science-fantasy elements. The Mythos of HP Lovecraft also features prominently in the book as an example of a realized world that spans the literary and gameist modes. Realized fantasy worlds are becoming ever more popular as a way of experiencing a touch of the magical within modern life. Reworking Northrop Frye's definition of irony, Dread Trident theorizes an ironic understanding of this process and in particular of its embodied forms.

Metaphor s Way of Knowing

The seeming incompatibility between the “ real world ” and the “ poetic world ” is
accounted for in terms of the poet ' s “ possible world ” ; “ poetic truth ” is
determined on the basis of the poet ' s imagined world . Philip Wheelwright
allows ...

Author: Patricia L. Hagen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009798898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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This timely book demonstrates the centrality of metaphor to Lawrence's radical sense of the constructed nature of all knowledge and his resulting belief in poetry as an alternative way of knowing. The book insightfully explains how Lawrence's most important volumes of poetry, "Birds, Beasts and Flowers" and "Last Poems," shatter prevailing metaphors of -mechanism-, Lawrence's shorthand for our reliance on the rational, the visual, and the empirical. It carefully explores the vibrant images of these poems and how they embed the poet's revolutionary views on knowledge. Despite his reputation, Lawrence's alternative system anticipates much contemporary feminist cultural criticism."

Yeats s Poetic Codes

Where previous studies have sought to decode his work, expounding its symbolic meanings by references to Yeats's occult beliefs, philosophical ideas or political ideology, the focus here is on his poetic technique, its typical forms and ...

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191552946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Nicholas Grene explores Yeats's poetic codes of practice, the key words and habits of speech that shape the reading experience of his poetry. Where previous studies have sought to decode his work, expounding its symbolic meanings by references to Yeats's occult beliefs, philosophical ideas or political ideology, the focus here is on his poetic technique, its typical forms and their implications for the understanding of the poems. Grene is concerned with the distinctive stylistic signatures of the Collected Poems: the use of dates and place names within individual poems; the handling of demonstratives and of grammatical tense and mood; certain nodal Yeatsian words ('dream', 'bitter', 'sweet') and images (birds and beasts); dialogue and monologue as the voices of his dramatic lyrics. The aim throughout is to illustrate the shifting and unstable movement between lived reality and transcendental thought in Yeats, the embodied quality of his poetry between a phenomenal world of sight and an imagined world of vision.

Defenses of the Imagination

History , it would seem , had become a hypnotic vision of unrestrained murderous
impulse for the poet : the ultimate ... in the flattened landscapes of disaster that
take the place of round imagined worlds in these two long poems of his old age .

Author: Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature Robert Alter

Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America

ISBN: UOM:39015008154018

Category: Religion

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Explores the encounter of literary imagination and modern history through an analysis of the works of such Jewish writers as Gershom Scholen, Lea Goldberg, and Charles Reznikoff

Split World

'Split World' contains poems from five collections by Moniza Alvi, who left Pakistan to live in England when she was a baby.

Author: Moniza Alvi

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

ISBN: 1852248025

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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'Split World' contains poems from five collections by Moniza Alvi, who left Pakistan to live in England when she was a baby. She draws on real and imagined homelands and concerns herself with divisions between East and West, between inner and outer worlds, imagination and reality, the physical and the spiritual.

It is a power within the poet not so much to destroy reality but rather to have more
insights into it . Its manipulation of reality is ... Much of the real world is equivalent
to the imagined world because it looks like it . This equivalence helps us to get ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123408465

Category: Middle East

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The New Criterion

We can always look up from a book ; how rarely , when we look down from the
window , do we see a poem . An imagined world , a truly imagined world , is
something we could not have seen for ourselves , no matter how hard we looked
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047888758

Category: Arts

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Virgil s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction

This book reassesses Virgil's Eclogues and their genre, arguing that they are better read as fiction - that is, as a work that refers not merely to itself or to other texts but to a world of its own making.

Author: Raymond Kania

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316538951

Category: History

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Many scholars have seen ancient bucolic poetry as a venue for thinking about texts and textuality. This book reassesses Virgil's Eclogues and their genre, arguing that they are better read as fiction - that is, as a work that refers not merely to itself or to other texts but to a world of its own making. This makes for a rich work of art and an object of legitimate aesthetic and imaginative engagement. Increased attention to the fictionality of Virgilian poetry also complicates and enriches the Eclogues' social and political dimensions. The book offers new interpretations of poems like Eclogues 5 and 9, which, according to traditional allegorical readings, concern Julius Caesar and the confiscation of lands under Octavian, respectively. It shows how the Eclogue world stands in a less stable relation to reality; these poems challenge readers at every turn to reimagine the relationship between fiction and the real.

The World of the Imagination

reality from usurping the place of the imagination: "The poetry of a work of the
imagination constantly illustrates the ... the poet's eschatology, tells how little, and
yet how sufficient, is our cause for thinking that the world imagined is the ultimate
 ...

Author: Eva T. H. Brann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847677761

Category: Psychology

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In this book, Eva Brann sets out no less a task than to assess the meaning of imagination in its multifarious expressions throughout western history. The result is one of those rare achievements that will make The World of the Imagination a standard reference.