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Toscanini was her hero! Probably the best thing I can say about The Poetics of Space is that, in thinking so hard about what makes a poetic image work, it really becomes more of a prose poem than a book of philosophy.
Feb 09, Nina CW rated it liked it. Bachelard does mention the desert, but only briefly, and it is only one sort of desert there are myriads of them and it is cartoonish.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I can’t do it justice. I simply felt the wider thrust of the book abandoned the thesis of the Home.
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard. 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 that memory. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Jan 13, Theresa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bachelard is concerned with this topic, how the imagination processes space and transfers it to memory, to art, to awareness.
Sadly, the inherent subjectivity of such an endeavour makes for difficult, often unrewarding, reading. So instead of finishing the chapter, I put the book down and set about watching it. For it is obvious that the image alone can keep pace with nature. The window which opens to a sea of faces at dusk, an assurance that life moves on irrespective of lingering darkness.
As he quotes from Van Gogh, “Life is round. View all 4 comments. At certain hours poetry gives out waves of calm. Mark Leyner did that sort of thing better. And of course, she always wanted me to have a good grounding in classical music.
Published by Beacon first published Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams. Upon glancing a poetic image for the home, for example, all of the homes of the reader’s past well up in his imagi I can understand why so many people consider The Espaxio of Space to be such an important book, but I found it rather uneven.
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As domestic a book as Anna Karenina, as accordion-expansive as Walden, as razor sharp as Candide. Heidegger is not mentioned.
In other words, instead of trying to pin down intimate space like a dead butterfly in a box, he very gently evokes and opens it, holding it up to the light like a soap bubble, so we can really study exactly how the wings shimmer and radiate.
Given the diversity of human experience, particularly in the 20th and 21st century, I just don’t buy it. To localize a memory in time is merely a matter for the biographer and only corresponds to a sort of external history, for external use, to be communicated to others.
La Poetica del Espacio
View all 10 bacheoard. Dec 31, knig rated it liked it Shelves: One person found this helpful. For him, this summer is the harmony between his existence and an indifferent Universe. We will never have such an intimate relationship with a set of stairs as we did when we first had to work out how to climb those in our first home, for instance.
He calls this a phenomenology as opposed to psychology’s obsession with neurosis, damage, the “unhappy mind”also “daydreaming,” “reverie. Both approaches seem to me to begin midstream with a person’s reactions to the world around them. I’d read parts before, and had a somewhat more negative opinion.
Jun 22, Geoff rated it it was amazing Shelves: I used to retain a vivid and unmistakable memory of lying in bed as an infant in a gasyon, warm room and heari Imagine you’re magically transported back to your first home. The Poetics of Space was required reading for me in college as well, in graduate school for a class on eco-criticism.
La Poetica Del Espacio by Bachelard, Gaston
His analysis of the poetic image is unique and, I think, quite beautiful. Sometimes, too, it is closed in, as it were, on the outside. I always wonder what to say about a book when I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time reading it. Sometimes, it is in being outside itself that being tests consistencies.