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The flame of a candle

By: Bachelard, Gaston (1884-1962)
Material type: TextTextSeries: (The Bachelard Translations Series)Dallas, TX The Dallas Institute Pub. c1988Description: xv, 89p.; bibliog. notes; indicesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-911005-14-5Subject(s): Flame | Imagination | Fantasy | Poetry | Association of ideas | Space and time | Dreams | Symbolism | Fire | Light--Symbolic aspects
Contents:
Foreword. Preface. 1 Candles and their past. 2 The solitude of the candle dreamer. 3 The verticality of flames. 4 Poetic images of the flame in plant life. 5 The light of the lamp. Epilogue
Abstract: '...continues Bachelard's probe into poetic inspiration using the four elements--earth, water, air, and fire. Here he emphasizes the more gentle, more radiant aspects of fire: the flame as light and soothing warmth...Life cannot exist in the imagination without the image of fire as flame, Bachelard insists: "What is called Life in creation is, in all forms and in all beings, one and the same spirit, a single flame."'
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Orig. pub. as La flamme d'une chandelle by Presses Universitaires, France, c1961. Trans. by Joni Caldwell.

Symbolism of Light : p63-74.. Jung, Carl Gustav. 1875-1961 : see index.. Plants (In Religion, Folklore, etc.) : p42-62.. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von. 1749-1832 : see index.

Foreword. Preface. 1 Candles and their past. 2 The solitude of the candle dreamer. 3 The verticality of flames. 4 Poetic images of the flame in plant life. 5 The light of the lamp. Epilogue

'...continues Bachelard's probe into poetic inspiration using the four elements--earth, water, air, and fire. Here he emphasizes the more gentle, more radiant aspects of fire: the flame as light and soothing warmth...Life cannot exist in the imagination without the image of fire as flame, Bachelard insists: "What is called Life in creation is, in all forms and in all beings, one and the same spirit, a single flame."'

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