La flamme d'une chandelle

République des Lettres

Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Gaston Bachelard. Pour clore le vaste ensemble consacré à la rêverie liée aux éléments dans les oeuvres littéraires, Gaston Bachelard publie ce dernier essai en partie autobiographique, "La Flamme d'une chandelle". Le philosophe y médite en poète sur le destin de la flamme et relate les soirées solitaires et contemplatives de sa jeunesse. "Entre toutes les images, les images de la flamme portent un signe de poésie. Tout rêveur de flamme est un poète en puissance. Toute rêverie devant la flamme est une rêverie qui admire. Tout rêveur de flamme est en état de rêverie première. Cette admiration première est enracinée dans notre lointain passé. Nous avons pour la flamme une admiration naturelle, on ose dire: une admiration innée. La flamme détermine une accentuation du plaisir de voir, un au-delà du toujours vu. Elle nous force à regarder."
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République des Lettres
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Published on
Oct 31, 2016
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9782824903392
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Language
French
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Genres
Philosophy / General
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Gaston Bachelard
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Since its initial publication in 1958, The Poetics of Space has been a muse to philosophers, architects, writers, psychologists, critics, and readers alike. The rare work of irresistibly inviting philosophy, Bachelard’s seminal work brims with quiet revelations and stirring, mysterious imagery. This lyrical journey takes as its premise the emergence of the poetic image and finds an ideal metaphor in the intimate spaces of our homes. Guiding us through a stream of meditations on poetry, art, and the blooming of consciousness itself, Bachelard examines the domestic places that shape and hold our dreams and memories. Houses and rooms; cellars and attics; drawers, chests, and wardrobes; nests and shells; nooks and corners: No space is too vast or too small to be filled by our thoughts and our reveries. In Bachelard’s enchanting spaces, “We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.”

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