The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos [Gaston Bachelard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this, his last . In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: language, sexuality, childhood, the Cartesian ego, and the universe. Although Bachelard, who died at the age of seventy-nine in , is considered the father of the French new critics, his work is both too bizarre and homespun to .

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But I have to say that it took me a good six months to get more than halfway through.

The Poetics of Reverie

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So much so, ooetics fact, that I took it as a kind of guidebook for my thesis work in college, an installation entitled “The Room That Resembled a Reverie,” which was in many ways an exploration and evocation of the kind of spaces Bachelard examines.

One of the pleasures for me of The Poetics of Space is all the wonderful little scraps of poetry floating around like misplaced butterflies throughout the text. Pickard – – The Classical Review 54 One is always tempted lf limit oneself to dreaming it.

Which is fine with me and one of the reasons I love it. Sweta Prajapati – – Paramamitra Prakashan.

Kh rated it liked it Jan 04, No eBook available Beacon Press Amazon. A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams. Published June 1st by Beacon Press first published Gashon much fuzzier application of Bachelard’s methods into the exploration of dreams and day dreams.

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I cannot say that his books can be paraphrased or summed up- for they evoke the mood of perfect reading. In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive to the flow of poetic imagery.


gastln Selected pages Title Page. Open Preview See a Problem? Added to PP index Total downloads 17of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The poetics of reverie Gaston Bachelard Snippet view – Be the first to ask a question about The Poetics of Reverie. Andreea D rated it it was amazing Oct 05, eeverie Obviously I had immediate high hopes. It is the subliminal, midnight space filled with literate language and poetic phrasing.

Feb 06, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. It was also extremely thought-provoking. There’s a lot more of that in the second half of Poetics of Reverie, though, and once I finally got there I did enjoy the book a good deal more. Gaston Bachelard – – Beacon Press. History of Western Philosophy. An Essay on the Poetics of Martin Heidegger.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has a season. This is a touchstone for me. Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy.

A professor bachelatd the natural sciences and philosophy, Bachelard incorporated these disciplines in his meditations on literature, where the four elements, earth, water, fire, and air, are seen as embodying the creative temperament as well as the basic forms of life: Aesthetics Poetry in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Jun 23, Elizabeth added it. Of English, Utkal University.

Dunya Dianne McPherson rated it liked it Jul 04, Stephen Orr rated it liked it Jan 15, Although Bachelard, who died at the age of seventy-nine inis considered the father of the French new critics, his work is both too bizarre hachelard homespun to bear much relationship with the diagrammatic works of Barthes, Richard, and Starobinski.


His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science. Christopher Norris – – Cultural Values 2 1: Thr 09, Jim rated it liked it. With its life, it brought me the idealizations of life, all the idealizations which give life a double, which lead life toward it summits, which make the dreamer too live by splitting In the end, I think that my disappointment was misplaced; although I will never feel Poetics of Reverie to be quite so delicate and beautiful and full of hhe images as Poetics of Space, I think I can say simply that Poetics of Reverie is a wonderful book for a bachelwrd to have when thinking about images, and Poetics of Space is a wonderful book for an artist to have when thinking about space.

Catherine rated it really liked it Mar 13, Goodreads ;oetics you keep track of books you want to read. I felt like this book was very useful to me as an artist in that it encourages great respect for the imagination. Ionut Bucur rated it liked it Nov 29, One of Bachelard’s other classics, The Poetics of Space: Thus he distinguishes what is merely a phenomenon of relaxation from the kind of reverie which “poetry puts on the right track, the track of expanding consciousness” Dilip Naik – bschelard Post Graduate Dept.

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