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If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. It’s rare and refreshing to see a philosopher write with grace and a sense of wonder and delight.

La poetica del espacio/ The Poetry of Space by Gaston Bachelard (2006, Paperback)

Essentially, he discusses ways we try to define intimate spaces around us that are still themselves whether occupied or not.

The Poetics of Space was my introduction to phenomenology, which took some getting used to. Through meaning it encloses, while through poetic expression, it opens up.

Feb 09, Nina CW rated it liked it. I loved the passage on shelters, the way they keep us warm and safe and encourage imaginative growth. Bachelard claims to, and in most cases succeeds in, examining the “dialectical shadings” of all manner of things associated with home: Because as Bachelard himself notes, it’s in the daydream that the purest phenomenological observations can take place– there are few restrictions, and the mind is free to make associations as it will.

Upon glancing a poetic image for the home, for example, all of the homes of the reader’s peotica well up in his imagination. The man is so genuine, full of joy de vivre, enthusiastic and unassuming on, lets face it, a topic: And all the rest is fiction.

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

Bachelard notes that we are warm and toasty in our homes because it’s cold outside. Finally, after acknowledging that my public library was probably never going to stock it, I bought a battered old copy online. And of course, she always wanted me to have a good grounding in classical music. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But we do know that it comes from beyond a wind that dies down or a rain that grows gentle.

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How can I not be seduced? 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. Then, when we could say how we imagine, we cease to imagine. The book’s meat doesn’t really start until after the introduction which is wordy and self-important and not nearly as good as what follows when the discussion of poetic images begin.

So far, the major insight seems to be that in so far as we grow up in similar environments, we will have similar internal landscapes–and thus be susceptible to similar images. But whilst Bachelard fails to blind with science, he sucks you in in other ways.

These are not esoteric overly metaphysical spaces.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Most of us respond to our surroundings on a level which we aren’t at all aware of, yet many of these responses are apparently fairly consistent across regions and cultures.

The text is steeped in whimsy and bachellard. Harmony brings joy within the being.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It should beware of the privileges of evidence that are the property of geometrical intuition.

¿Qué es el instante poético, según Gastón Bachelard?

Not all of our associations with small spaces need be pleasant and nurturing in their “wombiness. I highly fel this great book. Illuminates how profoundly homes and spaces impart themselves on our imaginations, memories, experiences, daydreams Bachelard focuses on the intimate places of memories, habitations, our childhoods, and investigates how the images we retain from our most poftica dwellings have played upon our daydreams and contributed to our sense of happiness and well-being.


Bachelad, doors, walls, windows, roofs, cellars, chests, drawers, locks, and in our more primitive, pre-memorial past, nests, shells, trees, forests The reason I haven’t given it the full 5 stars is simply that a good third of the writing remains essentially meaningless to poetia, even after a dozen rereadings. A geometrical object of this kind ought to resist metaphors that welcome the human body and the espaxio soul. Every book reflects the intellectual fashions of the time, so I was willing to give him a pass on that.

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 poteica plain and forest and the city. Unlike metaphor, which is merely an intellectual comparison, the true poetic image causes a deep resonance in the reader.

And that is the essence of this fantastic book. Sep 14, Elie rated it did not like it Shelves: He whispers to you everything you’ve always known, intimate knowledge that we all share wordlessly, yet he increases its mystery by speaking about it in a hush of clarity that does not defile the subject matter as psychologists, philosophers, or psychoanalysts do.

The man who owned the house in the interim was in his twenties, so this is the first kid who is going to grow up there since me. Published by Beacon first published Perhaps this is a typical response to reading, or at least to reading a very good piece.

Let us go forth and examine the significant moments and images that make up our corner of the world, and let us keep those things alive bafhelard the power of our dreams. A space has memory in it and further associations.