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Lautréamont

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The famous French scientist-psychologist-literary critic provides a virtual bestiary for depth psychology and literary criticism in his study of Isidore Ducasse, known by the pen-name Lautreamont. Includes essays by James Hillman "Bachelard's Lautreamont, or Psychoanalysis without a Patient," and Robert Scott Dupree, "Bachelard as Literary Critic." Bachelard's only book ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Dallas Institute Publications (first published January 1st 1985)
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Bachelard lucidly reads the work of Lautréamont, and brings forth from it the primal force of poetry - the violence of the imagination that, like fire, burns all before it, even itself, in order to create.

Poetry works through the unconscious to transform us, to propel us beyond our limits as human. Poetry enacts a metamorphosis - a casting out beyond all forms, concepts and ideas. The imagination is not static - it is ever in motion. Poetry transforms us, burning us away to reveal a mobile, vit
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Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy. His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle and epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique et rupture épistémologique). He influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them ...more
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