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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Metcalfe Limited preview – Two 3 Reveries on Reverie AnimusAnima. View all 4 comments. Apr 18, Leslie added it. Paperbackpages.

Approaching the psychology of wonder from the phenomenological viewpoint, Bachelard demonstrates the aurgentative potential of all that awareness. Open Preview See a Gasron Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. To ask other readers questions about The Poetics of Reverieplease sign up. Blickstein rated it really liked it Jul 26, Return to Book Page. Kh rated it liked it Jan 04, Toward a New Poetics of Dasein.

Trivia About The Poetics of Re I very much preferred “The Poetics of Space,” But beautiful all the same. History of Western Philosophy. Dec 21, Boryana Ilieva rated it it was amazing.


A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams. So much so, in 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.


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There’s a lot more of that in the second half of Poetics of Reverie, though, and poetisc I finally got there I did enjoy the book a good deal more. The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry: My library Help Advanced Book Search. In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: With its gastn, 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 Dec 17, Dorianne Laux rated it it was amazing.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Approaching the psychology of wonder from the phenomenological viewpoint, Bachelard demonstrates the aurgentative potential of all that awareness. Sep 04, Ann rated it it was amazing. 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 ghe of reverie as its most dynamic point of reference.

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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” Feb 06, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Gaston Bachelard – – Beacon Press.

Lists with This Book. I felt like this book was very useful to me as an artist in that it encourages great respect for the imagination. 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.


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It has a season. Jul 22, Michela Derry rated it really liked it. Quotes from The Poetics of Re The poetics of reverie Gaston Bachelard Snippet view revreie 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 the first childhood, we must find our unknown being, the sum total of all the unknowable elements that make up the soul of a child.

But I have to say that it took me a good six months to get more than halfway through. 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 eeverie thinking about images, and Poetics of Space is a wonderful book for an artist to have when thinking about space. View all 6 comments.

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