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Author QuotedGaston Bachelard
Title QuotedPsychanalyse de Feu
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/09/30
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1938
QuotationI am beginning to get acquainted with G[aston] Bachelard (discovered him through David Kilburn at Birmingham U.). Tried his Psychanalyse de Feu [The Psychoanalysis of Fire, Paris, 1938] and found it rather obvious so I am dropping it and taking up La Poetique de l'espace [The Poetics of Space, Paris, 1948] which is quite another thing again! Very good material - phenomenology of poetic experience. And he is not afraid of ontology either. I suppose now that the Catholics are abandoning ontology the secular thinkers they claim to be imitating will rediscover it.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 295
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