Prelude: Poetry and Orality

Jacques Roubaud and Jean-Jacques Poucel

in The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780226657424
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226657448 | DOI:
Prelude: Poetry and Orality

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The Oulipo poet-theorist Jacques Roubaud provides a polemic prelude to the book. This prelude discusses the breaking of the bond between word and sound which occurred during the fourteenth century, and this is the concept of poetry. The prelude also discusses the other form which combines word and sound: namely, song.

Keywords: poetry; sound; linguistic studies; song; orality

Chapter.  2890 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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