Earth and Reveries of Repose: An Essay on Images of Interiority by Gaston Bachelard.... Translated from the French and annotated ~Mary McAllester Jones ... Series Overview ~Joanne H. Stroud... Cover illustration of Gaston Bachelard by Robert Lapoujade. ..... "The long-anticipated appearance of Bachelard's work on dreams and repose is a gift! In my view it is one of his finest accomplishments. The insights in the chapter on the Jonah complex are surely alone worth the price of the book!" ~ David L. Miller Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion Emeritus, Syracuse University Core Faculty Person (retired), Pacifica Graduate Institute. ... THE BACHELARD TRANSLATIONS are the inspiration of Joanne H. Stroud, who in 1981 contracted with Jos茅 Corti to publish in English eight untranslated works of Bachelard on the imagination. .... Gaston Bachelard is acclaimed as one of the most significant modern French thinkers. From 1929 to 1962 he authored twenty-three books addressing his dual concerns, the philosophy of science and the analysis of the imagination of matter. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities - art, architecture, literature, language, poetics, philosophy, and depth psychology. His teaching career included posts at the College de Bar-sur-Aube, the University of Dijon, and from 1940 to 1962 the chair of history and philosophy of science at the Sorbonne. One of the amphitheaters of the Sorbonne is called "L'Amphi Gaston Bachelard," an honor Bachelard shared with Descartes and Richelieu. He received the Grand Prix National Lettres in 1961-one of only three philosophers ever to have achieved this honor. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities-art, architecture, literature, poetics, psychology, philosophy, and language. ... Dallas Institute Publications publishes works concerned with the imaginative, mythic, and symbolic sources of culture.