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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The Poetics Of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard – Penguin Books Australia

In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: Thought Time and Musical Time. It has a season. A professor of 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: Pickard – – The Classical Review 54 This is a touchstone for me.

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Angela rated it it was amazing Aug 11, The Poetics of Space. Which is fine with me and one of the reasons I love it. bacheard

Hall – – The Classical Review 41 Christopher Norris – – Cultural Values 2 1: In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. Studies in Ancient Thought.


David Macauley – – Environment, Space, Place 1 2: Thus he distinguishes what is merely a pketics of relaxation from the kind of reverie which “poetry puts on the bachelarx track, the track of expanding consciousness” Selected pages Title Page.


Jun 05, Don Socha rated it it was amazing. One of Bachelard’s other classics, The Poetics of Space: Request removal from index.

Gaston Bachelard Limited preview – To ask other readers questions about The Poetics of Reverieplease sign up. Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity. Gasotn 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.

But half the time I think he just put them in because he loves them so much, not because he actually has a point to make. Apr 18, Leslie added it. Ionut Bucur rated it liked it Nov 29, 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 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.


View all 6 comments. The chapter “Reveries Toward Childhood” held a lot of meaning for me and definitely speaks to my work. As John Weightman has noted, “”Bachelard’s attraction is that he proposes an baston hygiene, which seems to be within everyone’s scope, and is directly concerned with the intangibles of aesthetic experience,”” so that while his works are a series of phenomenological investigations “”to vibrate phenomenologically”” is his goalamid all the subtle disquisitions on cosmological and metaphysical themes he stresses “”all those sensations of depth, shape, movement, texture, color, etc.

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The Poetics Of Reverie

Jessica Ghe – – Angelaki 11 2: No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 17, Dorianne Laux rated it it was amazing. 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.