Telling Rhythm

Body and Meaning in Poetry
Amittai Aviram
Provides a postmodern theory of poetry that sees rhythm as its essential quality


In an era when poetry as a cultural force in the West appears to be waning, Telling Rhythm presents a hopeful and invigorating new approach to reading and interpreting poetry. At the same time, the book reviews a tradition of theorizing about poetry and suggests some innovations in literary theory itself that point to new ways of thinking about poetic texts.

Praise / Awards

  • ". . . a valuable study which introduces some important work in French that has been left out of previous discussions. It could serve to reinvigorate the discussion of the formal properties of poetry by bringing to bear on it a significant philosophical tradition."
    --Derek Attridge, Rutgers University

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 320pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 1994
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-10513-7

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  • $84.95 U.S.