Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk: A Rhetoric of Rhythm (Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780823256822: Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk: A Rhetoric of Rhythm (Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics)

This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk.

The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry―as a life-and-death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology.

Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy.

The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Marc Shell, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow, is Irving Babbitt
Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English and American
Literature and Language at Harvard University. The most recent of his many books are Polio and Its Aftermath: The Paralysis of Culture and Stutter.

Review:

“A few paragraphs of Marc Shell, dip in where you will, and you know you’re in
the presence of one of the profession’s small handful of eccentric polymaths and
geniuses.”

(―Paul Fry Yale University)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 85.00
US$ 69.06

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Marc Shell
Published by Fordham University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Marc Shell
Published by Fordham University Press
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shell Marc
Published by Fordham University Press
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press. Book Condition: New. pp. 240. Bookseller Inventory # 96010194

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 81.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Marc Shell
Published by Fordham University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry-as a life-and-death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology. Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 89.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Shell, Marc
Published by Fordham University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 84.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Marc Shell
Published by Fordham University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry-as a life-and-death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology. Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 106.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Shell, Marc
Published by Fordham University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 103.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Marc Shell
Published by Fordham University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry-as a life-and-death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology. Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 109.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Marc Shell
Published by Fordham University Press
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 240 pages. This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then he focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry--as a life and death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology. Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780823256822

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 119.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Shell, Marc
Published by Fordham Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823256820 ISBN 13: 9780823256822
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham Univ Pr, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 224 pages. 9.50x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0823256820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 119.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book