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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David Macauley – – Environment, Space, Place 1 2: One of Bachelard’s other classics, The Poetics of Space: Notify me of new posts by email.

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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 And their language—arcane, British-sounding—was prim, often close to rhyming.

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Feb 06, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. In his earlier book, “The Poetics of Space, “Bachelard considered several kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. 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. Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity.

There was a problem adding your email address. May 09, Jim rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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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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.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. To follow them is to risk losing yourself in depthless reverie.

One of the pleasures for me of The Poetics of Space is all the wonderful little rsverie of poetry floating around like misplaced butterflies throughout the text. One is always tempted to limit oneself to dreaming it.

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””. I leave the page.

The poetics of reverie : childhood, language, and the cosmos

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