The Poetics of Space

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Beacon Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 241 pages
The classic book on how we experience intimate spaces.

"A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced—and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard." —from the foreword by John R. Stilgoe

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I bought this at the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho, inasmuch as Deleuze and hourglasses were both mentioned (and I bought an hourglass, too). A fabulous, sustained reverie for the poet in us all. Read full review

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This and the other Bachelard translations inspired my best work (poetry) in a series that took me through in excess of 700 poems. I think his ability to thoughtfully examine space, from a perspective ... Read full review

Contents

I
xv
II
3
III
38
V
74
VI
90
VII
105
VIII
136
IX
148
X
183
XII
211
XIV
232
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Gaston Bachelard (1884-1963) is the author of The Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, and The New Scientific Spirit

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