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The Poetics of Reverie: Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Dreams, Love, Solitude, and Happiness

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The Poetics of Reverie: Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Dreams, Love, Solitude, and Happinessby “There are still souls for whom love is the contact of two poetries, the fusion of two reveries.” “Creative writing, like a day-dream,”Freud observed“is a continuation of, and a substitute for, what was once the play of childhood.” But how, exactly, does the playful imagination weave dream and storytelling together to frame our creative experience? Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) is one of the most wonderful — literally: full of wonder — philosophers of the twentieth century, yet one of the most underappreciated. His writings on poetics and the philosophy of science fall — rise, rather — somewhere between the erudite and the enchanting, but never more so than in his 1960 treatise The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos(public library), published in English s…

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Happy Birthday, Marcel Proust: David Bowie Answers the Proust Questionnaire

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Happy Birthday, Marcel Proust: David Bowie Answers the Proust Questionnaireby 
“Q: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? A: Living in fear.” In the 1880s, long before he claimed his status as one of the greatest authors of all time, teenage Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871–November 18, 1922) filled out an English-language questionnaire given to him by his friend Antoinette, the daughter of France’s then-president, as part of her “confession album” — a Victorian version of today’s popular personality tests, designed to reveal the answerer’s tastes, aspirations, and sensibility in a series of simple questions. Proust’s original manuscript, titled “by Marcel Proust himself,” wasn’t discovered until 1924, two years after his death. Decades later, the French television host Bernard Pivot, whose work inspired James Lipton’s Inside the Actor’s Studio, saw in the qu…

alice no país da sustentabilidade: mimi & ima

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SATO, Michèle. Alice no país da sustentabilidade. Cuiabá: GPEA-UFMT, série Cadernos Pedagógicos, 2011.



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Beyond Burton: Art Inspired by Alice In Wonderland

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Beyond Burton: Art Inspired by Alice In Wonderlandby 
Floating children, the rabbit hole of the social web, and what Dali has to do with manga. We’re all about the cross-pollination of disciplines and creative domains. So we love seeing one kind of art inspire another inspire another. Take Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, on the lips — and eyeballs — of the world with this week’s much- anticipated release. The film was, of course, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 children’s classic of the same name (which also sprouted two other excellent films, one in 1933, starring a trippy Cary Grant, and one in1966 for the BBC), and has in turn inspired a variety of artwork in its own right. Today, we focus on three such examples of art inspired by Alice. NAOTO HATTORI Japanese-born, New-York-based artist Naoto Hattori has a very distinct, Salvador-Dali-meets-manga aesthetic. This illust…

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

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The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderlandby 
Down the rabbit hole in enchanting reimaginings. On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d come to publish three years later under the pseudonym Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderlandwent on to become one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, and my all-time favorite. In the century and a half since Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations, the Carroll classic has sprouted everything from a pop-up book adaptation to awitty cookbook to a quantum physics allegory, and hundreds of artists around the world have reimagined it with remarkable creative visi…