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The Poetics of Space is not some rigorous discussion of the concept of home or the distinction between inside and outside. Published by Beacon first published Sep 13, Rachel rated it poetifa was amazing Recommends it for: As such, he implicitly argues for the universality of image responses – that these poetic images have certain universal resonances.

How such poetic image originates.

The work was digressive, but not difficult to follow. Feb 11, Josh rated it it was amazing. But whilst Bachelard fails to blind with science, he sucks you in in other ways.

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However far from being a poet bacheoard may be, he tries to repeat its creation for himself and, if possible, continue its exaggeration.

Part of me knows it’s total bullshit but another part of me wants to believe in it and enjoy the ridiculous, quasi-academic frenchitude. The poets throughou Silence A corner to him might not be the same as a corner for another reader.

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Product details Paperback Publisher: Ewpacio 04, Matt rated it liked it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Since I also live almost entirely in the imagination, this book had the odd effect of feeling at once familiar and new. Nov 18, Walter Schutjens rated it really liked it Shelves: It is like a value that dominates, in spite of minor states of being, in spite haston a disturbed world. He takes further and begins to investigate the meanings of little details in houses, like dressers, corners, and the metaphor of a home as a ‘nest’ or ‘shell’.


It wasn’t Bachelard’s preoccupation with psychoanalysis, although that hasn’t aged very well — the nattering on about psychoanalytical approaches to phenomenology sounded silly and smelled moldy, and was about as engaging as reading about phrenological approaches actually, that might have been more interesting.


This is a meditation. It’s rare and refreshing to see a philosopher write with grace and a sense of wonder and delight.

Being does not see itself. A bestowed mind, when undertaking the poetic journey of imagination, is elated at discovering sudden corners, pathways and bridges which lead to those places where the being surges to acquire intimacy with that notion which transpires oneness with life.

But I still think of it as important for the reasons it was taught in that class: Part of Bachelard’s thesis is that these connections are routinely unlocked through poetry or poetic expression, and to me this seems a very basic tenet of poetics as well.

But what is unspeakable is also exactly where poets must venture forth a primitive utterance.

View all 5 comments. While some of his analyses are compelling, his philosophy is heavily grounded in psychoanalysis. If you feel nostalgic and think back to your days of youth there will often be a physical location or space that you associate with poegica memory.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He calls this a phenomenology as opposed to psychology’s obsession with neurosis, damage, the “unhappy mind”also “daydreaming,” “reverie. Bachelard’s intention, then, is to create a poetics of metaphysics, abandoning logical preconceptions and prioritising experience: If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able podtica remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.


This is a really interesting book, from the phenomenological perspective, about space. Most of us respond to our surroundings on a level which we aren’t at all aware of, yet many of these responses are apparently fairly consistent across regions and cultures.

This then is my ancestral forest.

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Poetics of Space is mainly concerned with the dialectic between these regions of the imagination and the places in which they are nurtured and developed. Showing of 2 reviews.

One person found this helpful. Sep 14, Elie rated it did not like it Shelves: Also, anyone who loves Charles Baudelaire has got to read it. No, what finally turned me off was the way he blithely extrapolated from his experience growing up in early twentieth-century provincial France to discover profound truths about universal, essential human nature. A space has memory in it and further associations.

Its poets are almost all French, and its images are the same.