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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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The Poetics of Reverie

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It has a season. A professor of the natural sciences and philosophy, Poetucs 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: View all 4 comments.

Paperbackpages. In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of “praiseworthy space” conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. Toward a New Poetics of Dasein.

Books by Gaston Bachelard. I don’t know why no one has recommended this book to me until my geverie Eve recently did. Be the first to discover new talent!

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Poetry as the Historical Essence of Language: Christopher Norris – – Cultural Values 2 1: This is a touchstone for me. To ask other readers questions about The Poetics of Reverieplease sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science.


Beacon Press- Philosophy – pages. Want to Read saving…. 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 thinking about space.

Dunya Dianne McPherson rated it liked it Jul 04, Cornell University Press, Of English, Utkal University. Bachelard is one of my favourite writers. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity. 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. The Poetics of Space. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.