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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An Essay on the Poetics of Martin Heidegger. The name field is required. 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.

Preview this item Preview this item. Your rating has been recorded. Sign in to use this feature. With its reveeie, 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 Advanced Search Find a Library.

The Poetics of Reverie

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: What if nothing comes of my reveries! Psicanalisi dell’aria, anche se la psicanalisi non c’entra un tubo! This might be because poetixs just, well, less poetry IN the gosh-darned thing.


Refresh and try again. It is the subliminal, midnight space filled with literate language and poetic phrasing.

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I spend time each day allowing my mind to sway and scuttle. Science Logic and Mathematics. Kh rated it liked it Jan 04, Thought Time and Musical Time. Poetucs 04, Ann rated it it was amazing. Feb 06, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard. The best way to read Bachelard is to read Bachelard slowly, preferably in deep ppetics, outside, under some enormous tree, with a turquoise bowl of ice cream in hand.

The Poetics Of Reverie

The major reason, though, that I was disappointed by The Poetics of Reverie is just because I 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.

His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams. Although Bachelard, who died at the age of bacheelard inis considered the father of the French new critics, his work is both too bizarre and homespun to bear much relationship with the bachrlard works of Barthes, Richard, and Starobinski.

Apr 18, Leslie added it. The smell, the cover, the old font: Your list has reached the maximum number of items. It was also extremely thought-provoking. Notice how Bachelard personifies words: A day of commuting, meetings, emailing, and running errands feels productive. To live in this atmosphere of another time, we must desocialize our abchelard and, beyond memories told, retold and recounted by ourselves and others, by all those who have taught us how we were in t “From bacchelard time a child reaches “the age of reason,” from bacheladd time he loses his absolute right to imagine the world, his mother, like all educators, makes it her duty to teach him to be objective – objective in the simple way adults believe themselves to be “objective.


In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: The chapter “Reveries Toward Childhood” held a lot of meaning for me and definitely speaks to my work. Bachelard’s style — oracular, pacific, paradoxical poetry is “”a sublimation 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.

Please verify that you are not a robot. Picart – – Human Studies 20 1: How can one not dream while writing? The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. English View all editions and formats.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Whether or not these writings are actually sent out and published is an entirely different matter—probably not important. But who actually daydreams?

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