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To inhabit oneirically the house we were born in means more than to inhabit it in memory; it means living in this house that is gone, the way we used to dream in it. As such, he implicitly argues for the universality of image responses – that these poetic images have certain universal resonances.

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He draws inspiration from nature, dreams, Rilke, Baudelaire, a great deal of less well-known French literature, smatterings of Thoreau, and his own experience. In this way, it is akin to Proust, as it descends into dream-space, memory-space, and imaginative space-time to locate the unities that bring about a totality to our lives; in fact this was the ideal book to follow a reading of In Search of Lost Timeas both books find their center in the belief in the supremacy of the creative imagination, in the power of the image to retain and affirm all of existence, and the ceaseless pursuit of happiness in the raw material of our lived experiences.

Feb 11, Josh rated it it was amazing.

I can’t do it justice. Memory and the unconscious assure that we deposit fragments of ourselves behind that intermittently send reports out from the oblivion of time; there is always something lingering of our past worlds that speaks to and helps us to construct our current one. A life changing book. In some ways, looking at that old house of mine, I think I relived a kind of childhood optimism I have not experienced in almost two decades.

Jan 08, Rakhi Dalal rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a meditation. Not al I definitely feel that I got stronger as a writer as a result of the time I put into reading this book.


English Choose a language for shopping. Reveries of the places of his childhood — the house he lived in. Apr 30, Jimmy Ele rated it it was amazing. 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.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I know this is a classic, but it read like a drunk man monopolizing conversation at dinner.

Open Preview See a Problem? A continuum can imply some sort of progression, but it may be better to think of these responses as simply different, if even that.

Please refer to our privacy es;acio for more information on privacy at Loot. Upon glancing a poetic image for the home, for example, all of the homes of the reader’s past well up in his imagination.

It is also a very French book, and not just all of France even, as it doesn’t really deal with the sea or the coast, but rather with the plain and forest and poeticw city.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Essentially, he discusses ways we try to define intimate spaces around us that are still themselves whether occupied or not.

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Some of the best poeticca were: These are two ways of understanding place, and an argument can certainly be made that there is a poetry espaclo them, but there are many other ways as well, methods less quantifiable or even definable.

But whilst Bachelard fails to blind with science, he sucks you in in other ways. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.

Consequently it is not until late in life that we really revere an image, when we discover that its roots plunge well beyond the history that is fixed in our memories. If such a thing is linear at all–Bachelard closes his book with a consideration of spheres and circular conceptions, which seem much more useful for the kinds of ideas he is exploring.


Since its first publication in English inFrench philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Its poets are almost all French, and its images are the same. Las Vegas is a space I hate with unspeakable disgust- yet, I remember reading the Poetic of Space in this environment and it made the whole incident even more surreal- I copied many passages from the book into my notebook.

Dec 31, knig rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 14, Elie rated it did not like it Shelves: Then, when we could say how we imagine, we cease to imagine.

Imagine you’re magically transported back to your first home.

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The wooden door, whose smell begets bacheoard sense of warmth or security and also a promise of coming life, the book shelf which inhabits a life, the caress of whose surface makes one experience oneself in entirety; an entirety which is an accumulation of different lives lived through reading and rendered in that instance.

Jul 14, Hajar Alobaid rated it really liked it. I suspect that is political. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. May 12, Eespacio rated it it was amazing. Bachelard’s intention, then, is to create a poetics of metaphysics, abandoning logical preconceptions and prioritising experience: I had had a sensory key given to me – just as Proust was given the grace of a little cake of Madeleine to permit an instant of exact recall Aug 24, Sarah marked it as unfinished Shelves: Within this extraordinary philosopher’s reflections on the poetics of space you might find some symbols of the images found within dreams.