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In Their Right Minds: The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses
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Publisher Imprint Academic
Publication date August 1, 2015
Pages 201
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781845407896
ISBN-10 184540789X
Dimensions 0.25 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.90
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In 1976, Julian Jaynes proposed that the language of poetry and prophecy originated in the right, "god-side" of the brain. Current neuroscientific evidence confirms the role of the right hemisphere in poetry, a sensed presence, and paranormal claims as well as in mental imbalance. Left-hemispheric dominance for language is the norm. An atypically enhanced right hemisphere, whether attained through genetic predisposition, left-hemispheric damage, epilepsy, childhood or later traumas, can create hypersensitivities along with special skills. Dissociative “Others” may arise unbidden or be coaxed out through occult practices. Based on nearly twenty years of scientific and literary research, this book enters the atypical minds of poetic geniuses ― Blake, Keats, Hugo, Rilke, Yeats, Merrill, Plath and Hughes ― by way of the visible signs in their lives, beliefs, and shared practices.



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from Imprint Academic (August 1, 2015)
9781845407896 | details & prices | 201 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $29.90
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