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Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination: Evolution, Engagement with the World, and Poetry
     

Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination: Evolution, Engagement with the World, and Poetry

by D. Ward
 
Examining a range of Coleridge's writings, this book uses recent scientific research to understand how we have evolved to make mental representations of the counterfactual, how such transformative essays in Imagination have enabled humans to survive, to prosper and to express themselves in the sciences, the arts and particularly in poetry.

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Examining a range of Coleridge's writings, this book uses recent scientific research to understand how we have evolved to make mental representations of the counterfactual, how such transformative essays in Imagination have enabled humans to survive, to prosper and to express themselves in the sciences, the arts and particularly in poetry.

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'This is an engaging and persuasive study, accessible and useful to those familiar with Romantic literature. It will be particularly enjoyed by those with an interest in the history of the human mind.' - Jessica Roberts, The BARS Review

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ISBN-13:
9781137362612
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/22/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Ward, now retired, was a Lecturer in English at the Universities of Warwick and Dundee. He has also taught at the University of Natal, MacGill University and the University of Malaya. His publications include T S Eliot, Between Two Worlds (1973); Jonathan Swift: An Introductory Essay (1973); Chronicles of Darkness (1989), as well as articles in Essays in Criticism, Delta, The London Magazine, Modern Language Review and Shakespeare Quarterly.

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