The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space

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by Gaston Bachelard
     
 

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A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to Penguin Classics

Rare is the work of philosophy that invites both the casual reader and the academic. Rare, too, is the text so universal that luminaries across an array of fields lay claim to it. Yet, that is precisely the case with Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space. A ruminationSee more details below

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A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to Penguin Classics

Rare is the work of philosophy that invites both the casual reader and the academic. Rare, too, is the text so universal that luminaries across an array of fields lay claim to it. Yet, that is precisely the case with Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space. A rumination on the spaces we inhabit and the dreams and memories that fill them, this seminal work continues to be studied and enjoyed by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike.

This new edition features a foreword by Mark Z. Danielewski, whose bestselling novel House of Leaves drew inspiration from Bachelard’s writings, and an introduction by internationally renowned philosopher Richard Kearney who explains the book’s enduring importance and its role within Bachelard’s remarkable career.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
French phenomenologist Bachelard's classic study of the psychological affects of domestic space. (Mar.)
Booknews
**** Reprint of the work originally published by Orion Press, 1964. BCL3 endorsed it; Beacon now presents it on acid-free paper with a new foreword by John R. Stilgoe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698170438
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/30/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
317,028
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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