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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard. Poetjcs his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered rdverie kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: Approaching the psychology of wonder from the phenomenological viewpoint, Bachelard demonstrates the aurgentative potential of all that awareness.

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” Paperbackpages.

Published June 1st by Beacon Press first published To see what your friends thought of bacjelard book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Poetics of Reverieplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Poetics of Reverie. Lists with This Book. Kf is one of my favourite writers. I cannot say that his books can be paraphrased or summed up- for they evoke the mood of perfect reading.

It is the subliminal, midnight space filled with literate language and poetic phrasing. It is a dream written out so clearly as to be dreamt again. It is the possibility to breathe poetry. Ppoetics all 6 comments.

Mar 25, Jericha rated it really liked it Shelves: One of Bachelard’s other classics, The Poetics of Space: 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.

Imagine my delight, then, to see he’d written a book called The Poetics of Reverie! Obviously I had immediate high hopes. But I have to say that it took me a geverie six months to get more than halfway through. 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 rdverie same kind of quiet poetic joy.


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This might be because there’s just, well, less baachelard IN the gosh-darned thing. One 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. Which is fine with me and one of the bafhelard I love it.

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. 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.

He also has a few of those oh-god-why-didn’t-I-write-that lines in there about the experience of reading, which I ggaston love for example, “Writing a book is a hard tje.

One is always tempted to limit oneself to dreaming it. 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 when thinking about images, and Poetics of Space is a wonderful book for an artist to have when bachelarrd about space.

Both of them are well worth reading for anyone who loves a good moment of evocative sensory delight — and if that isn’t you, perhaps this book will help teach you how to find the pleasure of one. Apr 18, Leslie added it. 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 t “From the time a child reaches “the age of reason,” from the time he loses his absolute right to imagine the world, his mother, like all educators, reverif it her duty to teach him to be objective – objective in the simple way adults believe themselves to be “objective.

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 bacheladr 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.


It has a season. Dec 17, Dorianne Laux rated it it was amazing. Jul 22, Michela Derry rated it really liked it. Psicanalisi dell’aria, anche se la psicanalisi non c’entra un tubo! Sep 04, Ann rated it it was amazing. I felt like this book was very useful to me as an artist in that it encourages great respect for the imagination.

It was also extremely thought-provoking. Dec 21, Boryana Ilieva rated it it was amazing. Jun 23, Elizabeth added it.

I don’t know why no one has recommended this book to me until my friend Eve recently did. The chapter “Reveries Toward Childhood” held a lot of meaning for rrverie and definitely speaks to my work. Jun 05, Don Socha rated it it was amazing. This is a touchstone for me. View all 4 comments. Feb bachrlard, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams.

I love Bachelard’s writing and ideas so much.

May 09, Jim rated it liked it. A much fuzzier application of Bachelard’s methods into the exploration of dreams and day dreams. I very much preferred “The Poetics of Space,” But beautiful all the same. Ionut Bucur rated it liked it Nov 29, Andreea D rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Stephen Orr rated it liked it Jan 15, Blickstein rated it really liked it Jul 26, Dunya Dianne McPherson rated it liked it Jul 04, Catherine rated it really liked it Mar 13, Kh rated it liked it Jan 04, Angela rated it it was amazing Aug 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy. His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science. He influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy. Books by Gaston Bachelard. Trivia About The Poetics of Re No trivia or quizzes yet.

Quotes from The Poetics of Re 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 Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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