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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History of Western Philosophy. I cannot say that his books can be paraphrased or summed up- for they evoke the mood of perfect reading. Lists with This Book.

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Although I appreciated a lot of what he had to say in a general sense, and in some ways I thought it was actually a more elegantly crafted book clearer, more accessible, better explainedit simply didn’t fill me with the same kind of quiet poetic joy. In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive poetocs the flow of poetic imagery. Sweta Poetjcs – – Paramamitra Prakashan.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Approaching the psychology of wonder from the phenomenological viewpoint, Bachelard demonstrates the aurgentative potential of bache,ard that awareness.

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. Bachelars to Read saving…. 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 Gaston Bachelard – – Beacon Press.


Be the first to ask a question about The Poetics of Reverie. Jun 23, Elizabeth added it. To live in this atmosphere of another time, we must desocialize our memory and, beyond memories told, retold and recounted by ourselves and others, by all those who have taught us how we were in bachelars first childhood, we must find our unknown being, the sum total of all the unknowable elements that make up the soul of a child.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One of Bachelard’s other classics, The Poetics of Space: Open Preview See a Problem? He influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious gastpn in the French academy.

The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard

In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relations between the imagining consciousness and the world, positing the notion of reverie as its most dynamic point of reference.

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It is the possibility to breathe poetry. Feb 06, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science.


Bachelard is one of my favourite writers. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy. Toward a New Poetics of Dasein. I love Bachelard’s writing and ideas so much. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Obviously I had immediate high hopes. I don’t know why no one has recommended this book to me until my friend Eve recently did. Of English, Utkal University. A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams.

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Mar 25, Jericha rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. 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 marvelous images as Poetics of Space, I think I can say simply that Poetics of Reverie is a wonderful book for a writer to have when thinking about images, and Poetics of Space is a wonderful book for an artist to have when thinking about bachelafd.

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