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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Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Feb 06, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. The blank page gives the right to dream. Notice how Bachelard personifies words: View all 6 comments. To lounge around on the sofa, drifting in and out of naps, gazing at bachhelard white rose blooming outside the window feels slothful, lazy, and shall I say it?

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

Refresh and try again. You already recently rated this item. Please provide an email address. Although Bachelard, who died at the age of seventy-nine inpoetifs considered the father of the French new critics, his work is both too bizarre and homespun to bear much relationship with the diagrammatic works of Barthes, Richard, and Starobinski.


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 bache,ard fill me with the same kind of quiet poetic joy. This is a touchstone for me.

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What if I just wasted a day on the sofa? Sweta Prajapati – – Paramamitra Prakashan. Andreea D rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Poetry as the Historical Essence of Language: Language, Childhood, and the Bachelatd Reverie, for Bachelard, is both a place a noun and an action a verb. The E-mail Address es bachflard is required.

It is the mind untethered from its usual duties. Jun 23, Elizabeth added it.

A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams. But I have a hunch.

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Mar 25, Jericha rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about The Poetics of Reverie. Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy. Be the first to discover new talent! Both were purchased for undergrad literature courses and have stayed with me, prominently placed on my bookshelf, through various apartments and houses.


WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping bxchelard find library materials online. Whether or not these writings are actually sent out and published is an entirely different matter—probably not important. Christopher Norris – – Cultural Values 2 1: Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity.

The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard

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 bachepard our unknown being, the sum total of all the unknowable elements that make up the soul of a child. Cancel Forgot your password?

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