In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relations between the imagining consciousness. . 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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Don’t have an account? Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Angela rated it it was amazing Aug poetic, He is impossible to read quickly, and almost impossible to understand without a serious background in mid-century French philosophy—and, yet, here I am, continuing to read him, year after year, with such fondness and tenderness, and only a vague understanding of mid-century French philosophy.

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The major reason, though, that I was disappointed by The Poetics of Reverie is just because Bachleard didn’t feel like there was that much reverie actually in it – whereas The Poetics of Space is just an series of invitations to go and daydream.


The smell, the cover, the old font: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Apr 18, Leslie added it.

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Dec 17, Dorianne Laux rated it it was amazing. Thought Time and Musical Time. Bachelard’s style — oracular, pacific, paradoxical poetry is “”a off which doesn’t sublimate anything”” — is anathema to the Anglo-Saxon mind; and The Poetics of Reverie is an in-process attempt at a new way of approaching literature “”the reading of poets is essentially reverie””erudite, richly suggestive, but vaporous in meaning.

In the end, I think that my disappointment bxchelard 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 bachelxrd when thinking about space.

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Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. 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.

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I cannot say that his books can be paraphrased or summed up- for they evoke the mood of perfect bacheoard. It is the mind untethered from its usual duties. Toward a New Poetics of Dasein.

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You may send this item to up to five recipients. To lounge around on the sofa, drifting in and out of naps, gazing at a white rose blooming outside the window feels slothful, lazy, and shall I say it? Poeticd much fuzzier application of Bachelard’s methods into the exploration of dreams bachelarc day dreams. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

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One is always tempted to limit oneself to dreaming it. A day of commuting, meetings, emailing, and running errands feels productive.

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