Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Poetics of Reverie” as Want to Read:
The Poetics of Reverie
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Poetics of Reverie

by
4.26  ·  Rating details ·  383 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relations between the imagining consciousness and the world, positing the notion of reverie as its most dynamic point of reference. In his earlier book, The Poetics of Space, Bachelard considered several kinds of "praiseworthy space" conducive to the flow of poetic i ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 1st 1971 by Beacon Press (first published 1960)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Poetics of Reverie, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Poetics of Reverie

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
lisa_emily
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: poeticists, dreamers
Bachelard is one of my favourite writers. I cannot say that his books can be paraphrased or summed up- for they evoke the mood of perfect reading. It is the subliminal, midnight space filled with literate language and poetic phrasing. It is a dream written out so clearly as to be dreamt again. It is the possibility to breathe poetry.
Jericha
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
One of Bachelard's other classics, The Poetics of Space: The Classic Look at How We Experience Intimate Places, is among the most important books in my personal lexicon. So much so, in fact, that I took it as a kind of guidebook for my thesis work in college, an installation entitled "The Room That Resembled a Reverie," which was in many ways an exploration and evocation of the kind of spaces Bachelard examines. Imagine my delight, then, to see he'd written a book called The Poetics of Reverie! ...more
Leslie
Apr 18, 2008 added it
"From the time a child reaches "the age of reason," from the time he loses his absolute right to imagine the world, his mother, like all educators, makes it her duty to teach him to be objective - objective in the simple way adults believe themselves to be "objective." He is stuffed with sociability....To live in this atmosphere of another time, we must desocialize our memory and, beyond memories told, retold and recounted by ourselves and others, by all those who have taught us how we were in t ...more
ضيف فهد
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
من الكتاب : " لقد فقدنااللغة الفاتنة .. كتب دافيد تورو : " يبدو أننا نمضي السنوات الراشدة بالاشتياق ، لقول احلاما طفولتنا ، فتتلاشى من ذاكرتنا قبل أن تتمكن من تعلم لغتها " ... لاسترداد لغة الخرافات يجب أن نساهم في وجودية الخرافي ، أن نصبح جسدا و روحا ، كينونة إعجابية ، أن نحل الاعجاب محل الادراك أمام هذا العالم . يجب أن نتعجب امام الأشياء لكي نتلقى قيم ما ندركه . و في الماضي ذاته ، أن نتعجب للذكرى
Ahmed Yousif
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#التفضيلات تحول الذوق الادبي الى عادات

#رأس الريشة عضو مو أعضاء الدماغ

#هناك شواطئ اطمئنان في قلب الكواليس

#إن الذكريات التعيسة تنتزع على الأقل السلام من الكآبة

#أليست الجنة فوق ، في السماء ، عبارة عن مكتبة هائلة ؟
abdou aly
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
جميل
بثينة العيسى

جميل :)
HuDa AljaNabi
أول تجربة لي في الفلسفة الظاهرية!

أطلق باشلار اسم psychisme dore "النفسية المذهبة" اي التي تبقى شارد الذهن لحظة الوعي مستيقظاً اذ إننا "لا نغفو أمام لهيب الشمعة
الإنسان وبوجه خاص "الحالم" بحاجة ماسة إلى صحبة فإنه حينما يحلم في العزلة يشعر بعزلة أقل أمام "الشمعة المشتعلة
لهيب الشمعة كما يعتقد باشلار يستثير لدى الحالم صور متخيلة بلا حدود وكأن اللهب ظاهرة " أليس العالم حياً في لهب، أليس للهب حيا
أنا الذي أحلم حلم اليقظة ، أنا هو السعيد لأنني أحلم حلم يقظتي، أنا هو السعيد بوقتي الرحب حيث لم أعد مضطراً ل
...more
Hajar Alobaid
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

ينقسم إلى خمسة فصول:
١/ تأملات شاردة في التأمل الشارد حالم الكلمات
٢/ تأملات شاردة في التأمل الشارد نفَس-نفْس
٣/ التأملات الشاردة نحو الطفولة
٤/ " كوجيتو" الحالم
٥/ التأملات الشاردة و الفضاء الخارجي


فنّ الشاعر يُقدم فائضًا من القدرة التفسية لسرد أحداث الحلم، تضاف وحدة شعر إلى وحدة التأملات.

مُلهم مُلهم و أستطيع القول أنه من الكتب التي أيقظت تأملات الذاكرة لديّ.
Dorianne Laux
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful!
سارة ابراهيم
ولأن الطريقة المثلى تعلمنا ,عند الانتهاء من صياغة كتاب , أن نتذكر ونرجع الى الآمال التي عقدناها عليه عند البدء به , فأنا مقتنع بأنني ابقيت على جميع تألاتي في الأنيما anima أي النَفْس ( عنصر الأنوثة الأساسي ) الأنيما السهلة .
لقد كتبت هذا الكتاب حيب قواعد الأنيما أو الأنوثة وأتمنى أن يقرأ حسب القواعد نفسها. لكن في أي حال , ولكي لا يقال أن الأنوثة ( الأنيما ) هي كينونة كل حياتنا أود صياغة كتاب آخر يكتبه هذه المرة قلم مذكر , اي قلم أنيموس animus.
........................

فلسفي علمي شعري عميق


.........
...more
Ann
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I felt like this book was very useful to me as an artist in that it encourages great respect for the imagination. It was also extremely thought-provoking.
Boryana  Ilieva
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Книга за мечтанието. Книга, която те кара да мечтаеш. Мечтание в мечтанието. Без съмнение най-съдържателното четиво от месеци. Представи ми съществото, което нощем сънува вместо мен, върна ме в детството и същевременно обеща един ден да ми върне детството. Намаза слънцето с масло, свърза небето и водата с вертикално общение, очерта релеф около отпуснатото състояние. Затварям последната страница и с нетърпение започвам отначало.


Suellen Rubira
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
16/06/2017 - ler um livro de novo é ler um livro novo.


Como todas as outras obras dedicadas ao devaneio poético, Bachelard encerra sua filosofia da imagem fazendo um apanhado geral do devaneio considerando a palavra (animus-anima), passando pelo devaneio de infância (não se trata de um senso comum, mas uma infância feita pela imaginação) e, finalmente, pensando o devaneio e o cosmos, fazendo com que as imagens dos elementos água, fogo,terra e ar sejam discutidas mais amplamente.
دار لوتس للنشر الحر
هذا واحدا من الكتب الثقيلة جداً، فهو كتاب علمي فلسفي عميق، وتطرق أيضاً لخبايا النفس وجموحها، وفيه يستعرض الكاتب موضوع التخيل الشعري عن طريق إخضاعه للمنهج الظاهري (الفينومينولوجيا).

ومن خلال فصول الكتاب نتلمس الطريق نحو مفاهيم غامضة حاول الكاتب شرحها مثل التأملات الشاردة، والحالم، والفضاء الخارجي.

تحميل الكتاب مجاناً

.
Elizabeth
I don't know why no one has recommended this book to me until my friend Eve recently did. The chapter "Reveries Toward Childhood" held a lot of meaning for me and definitely speaks to my work.
Ahmed Abdelazim
#فينومينولوجيا
Don Socha
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a touchstone for me.
Kitty
May 31, 2014 is currently reading it
I'm still reading this and thinking, and one thing I think is that those who love Bachelard seem to be a community of lovely people.
Rebecca
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful philosophical pondering of the nature of reveries and dreams. I love Bachelard's writing and ideas so much.
Jim
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
A much fuzzier application of Bachelard's methods into the exploration of dreams and day dreams. I very much preferred "The Poetics of Space," But beautiful all the same.
Andreea D
rated it it was amazing
Oct 05, 2014
Stephen Orr
rated it liked it
Jan 15, 2010
Jason J. Blickstein
rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2013
Catherine
rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2010
barů
rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2012
Kh
rated it liked it
Jan 04, 2015
Angela
rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2014
Rose
rated it it was amazing
Mar 22, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Sade My Neighbor
  • The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art
  • The Accursed Share 2-3: The History of Eroticism and Sovereignty
  • Between Man and Man
  • Emily Dickinson: Letters
  • Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader
  • The Aesthetics of Disappearance
  • Formless: A User's Guide
  • Cinema 1: The Movement-Image
  • The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism
  • And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos
  • Infinite Conversation
  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces
  • The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History
  • Collected Poems and Other Verse
  • An Anthology
  • Romantik. Eine Deutsche Affäre
  • Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women
327 followers
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
More about Gaston Bachelard

Nonfiction Deals

  • A Guide to the Present Moment
    $7.99 $2.99
  • Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Breaks of the Game
    $11.99 $2.99
  • Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You
    $9.99 $1.99
  • How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
    $8.24 $1.99
  • Dry
    $9.99 $3.99
  • Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement
    $17.99 $1.99
  • The Measure of a Man
    $8.74 $1.99
  • Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
    $13.99 $2.99
  • 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
    $13.99 $2.99
  • Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary
    $14.99 $1.99
  • Let. It. Go.: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
    $9.24 $1.99
  • The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America
    $17.99 $1.99
  • Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
    $17.48 $1.99
  • The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice
    $12.49 $1.99
  • The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Scar Tissue
    $11.99 $2.99
  • Running with Scissors
    $9.99 $3.99
  • The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
    $9.99 $2.99
  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini
    $22.95 $1.99
  • Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
    $8.99 $1.99
  • The Egg and I
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
    $12.74 $1.99
  • Just Another Kid
    $7.99 $1.99
  • The Second World War
    $12.99 $3.99
  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
    $11.24 $1.99
  • I Am Not Myself These Days (P.S.)
    $13.24 $1.99
  • In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
    $9.49 $1.99
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
    $11.99 $1.99
  • The Toltec Art of Life and Death
    $11.49 $1.99
  • Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It
    $9.49 $2.99
  • The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top
    $17.99 $2.99
  • A Brief History of Time
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
    $9.99 $1.99
  • All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis, 1922-1927
    $10.99 $1.99
  • The Penguin Lessons
    $12.99 $1.99
  • What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-smart Executive
    $12.99 $1.99
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
    $10.99 $2.99
  • Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011
    $12.99 $2.99
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About God
    $11.49 $2.99
  • Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend
    $12.99 $1.99
  • Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
    $12.99 $1.99
  • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
    $11.99 $1.99
  • The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business
    $12.99 $2.99
  • The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War
    $10.99 $1.99
  • The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History
    $12.99 $1.99
  • Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
    $10.49 $1.99
  • Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
    $17.99 $1.99
  • French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters
    $12.49 $2.99
  • When the Game Was Ours
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Tomorrowland: Our Staggering Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact
    $5.99 $1.99
  • The Art of Power
    $13.99 $1.99
  • Through My Eyes
    $8.74 $1.99
  • Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley
    $13.99 $1.99
  • A Brief History of Everything
    $14.99 $2.99
  • The Invitation
    $12.24 $2.99
  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updated (Plus)
    $8.74 $1.99
  • Leonardo's Notebooks
    $11.99 $2.99
  • An American Childhood
    $10.74 $1.99
  • Making Toast
    $9.99 $1.99
  • Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
    $14.99 $1.99
  • Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
    $11.99 $2.99
  • 2,000 to 10,000: How to Write Faster, Write Better, and Write More of What You Love
    $2.99 $1.49
  • Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith
    $10.99 $1.99
  • Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
    $10.24 $1.99
  • Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
    $9.99 $3.99
  • Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began
    $9.49 $1.99
  • Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom
    $5.99 $1.99
  • Clapton: The Autobiography
    $11.99 $1.99
“I am alone so I dream of the being who has cured my solitude, who would be cured by solitudes. With its life, it brought me the idealizations of life, all the idealizations which give life a double, which lead life toward it summits, which make the dreamer too live by splitting...” 34 likes
“The reveries of two solitary souls prepare the sweetness of loving.” 28 likes
More quotes…