Plurality and the Poetics of Self

  • Bruce  Bond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 115-123

About this book


Plurality and the Poetics of Self investigates the words “I” and “self” as suggestive of eight territories of meaning. Via poetry’s lens into language and its limits, Bruce Bond explores the notion of self as identity, volitional agent, ego, existential monad, subjectivity, ontological origin, soul, and transpersonal psyche. Taking poetic meaning as our common currency, the book emphasizes the critical role of the un-representable and how embattled and confused assumptions threaten ever deeper alienation from one another and ourselves.


linguistics poetry and poetics lyric poetry identity in psychology identity politics metaphysics literature and psychology British Romaniticism American Romanticism poetry and creative writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce  Bond
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18717-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18718-7
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