Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Reverie

ISBN 13: 9780670562619

The Poetics of Reverie

4.26 avg rating
( 394 ratings by Goodreads )
9780670562619: The Poetics of Reverie
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relations between the imagining consciousness and the world, positing the notion of reverie as its most dynamic point of reference. In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of "praiseworthy space" conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. In Poetics of Reverie he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: language, sexuality, childhood, the Cartesian ego, and the universe. 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"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gaston Bachelard (1884-1963) is the author of The Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, and The New Scientific Spirit

Language Notes:

Text: English, French (translation)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 7.50
US$ 1,234.78

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780807064139: The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0807064130 ISBN 13:  9780807064139
Publisher: Beacon Press, 1971

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Gaston Bachelard
Published by Viking Adult (1969)
ISBN 10: 0670562610 ISBN 13: 9780670562619
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Viking Adult, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0670562610

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1,234.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds