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Bachelard is concerned with this topic, how the imagination processes space and transfers it to memory, to art, to awareness. Unbelievably, the couple ended up buying the house, just in time for the birth of their first child. Espwcio calls this a phenomenology as opposed to psychology’s obsession with neurosis, damage, the “unhappy mind”also “daydreaming,” “reverie.

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And then, if you can – buy or borrow the book! The work was digressive, but not poetifa to follow. Oct 04, Matt rated it liked it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

For these are the houses in which we are going to recapture the intimacy of the past in our daydreams. But back to the book itself– it’s a consideration of the phenomenology of types of space that surround us, types of space that are often defined and meditated upon in poetry gastonn other literature with and without reference to each other.

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La intuición del instante. Breve acercamiento a la poética de Gastón Bachelard

In the realm of absolute imagination, we remain young late in life. After about four chapters, I could no longer see any point continuing on — I had winnowed out everything there was for me to get from the book, and it wasn’t much. It’s kind of striking how clearly Bachelard loves his topic, and how obviously precious and meaningful to him.


My hopes for an intelligent reading of intimate and public spaces were squashed by Bachelard’s constant quoting of Rilke and endless pages about snails in their shells. If something exists in the realm of the imagination, it exists with no further need of validation.

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. Language is the beginning of all things human, the starting point where truths emerge from silence, therefore anything expressed contains a kernel of truth, and a kernel of humanity.

But a dreamer of houses sees them everywhere, and anything can act as a germ to set him dreaming about them. All I can say as a layman, is that this book has helped me dismantle the topology of quite a few poems over the years. View all 6 comments. More specifically, the poet’s image, which arises purely, in a realm before thought or language, springing forth without history or context or reason.

He doesn’t care if you get the jargon of phenomenology; he just wants you to feel at home. I used to retain a vivid and unmistakable memory of lying in bed as an infant in a dark, warm room and hearing the two ominous and mysterious-sounding double booms – first low-pitched, then even lower – of a nearby fog horn. For God’s sake, stop nattering on about tablecloths. When he states that values alter facts I know this whole phenomenology business has gone not just straight to his head, but over it, and good.


Not al I definitely feel that I got stronger as a writer as a result of the time I put into reading this book. These are two ways of understanding place, and an argument can certainly be made that there is a poetry in them, but there are many other ways as well, methods less quantifiable or even definable. Dec 31, knig rated it liked it Shelves: But I was born in inland Michigan, nowhere near the ocean!

There has been more chaos happ I always wonder what to say about a book when I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time reading it. I’m afraid to wash the freaking hem of this book.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: View all 5 comments. He draws inspiration from nature, dreams, Rilke, Baudelaire, a great deal of less well-known French literature, smatterings of Thoreau, and his own experience.

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What he does instead is set the tongues of these various images to ringing at harmonic frequencies, then invite you in to hear the resonances. Dec 26, Jimmy rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 12, Al rated it it was amazing.