Clementina MIHĂILESCU, Daniela PREDA
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Centrul de Cercetări Filologice şi Interculturale “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, The Centre for Philological and Intercultural Research
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2 / 2014
A Mode of Self-Portrayal in Lesley Saunders’ Volume of Poems Entitled “No Doves”
Lesley Saunders’ twofold poetic concern with retrieving identity in a ritual of self-portrayal and with promoting an authentic self capable of integrating into the recognition and acceptance of herself and others will be tackled upon via a Jungian socio-psychological approach which involves important issues of identity and sensibility vis-à-vis the archetypes of animus, anima and the process of individuation. As Lesley Saunders’ main preoccupation is human nature and artistic personality, Lakoff ’s cognitive theory and Bachelard’s poetics based on the merging of dreams and reflection will be also turned to good account with the view to revealing the original source of the poetess’ inner light.
Keywords: Lesley Saunders, Jungian psychology, Bachelard, Lakoff, archetypes, dreams.
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