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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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: Toward a Poettics Poetics of Dasein.
In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard. Thus he distinguishes what poerics merely a phenomenon of relaxation from the kind of reverie which “poetry puts on the right track, the track of expanding consciousness””.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Preview this item Preview this item. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Cancel Forgot your password? Kh rated it liked it Jan 04, I felt like this book was very useful to me as an artist in that it encourages great respect for the imagination. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? They have fantastic titles: View all 6 comments. User lists Similar Items. Imagine my delight, then, to see he’d written a book called The Poetics of Reverie!
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I cannot say that his books can be paraphrased or summed up- for they evoke the mood of perfect reading.
The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. The latter, which sits in front of me as I type this, has a pale aquamarine cover. And their language—arcane, British-sounding—was prim, often close to rhyming.
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 absolutely love for example, “Writing a book is a bachwlard job. Request removal from index.
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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. A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a pietics and share your thoughts with other readers.