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The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Jessica Wiskus


Between present and past, visible and invisible, and sensation and idea, there is resonance—so philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued and so this book explores. Holding the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé, the paintings of Paul Cézanne, the prose of Marcel Proust, and the music of Claude Debussy under Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological light, it offers interpretations of some of these artists’ masterworks, in turn articulating a new perspective on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. More than merely recovering Merleau-Ponty’s thought, the text thinks according to it. First examining these artists in relat ... More

Keywords: resonance, maurice merleau-ponty, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Cézanne, Marcel Proust, Claude Debussy, noncoincidence, poetry, painting, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226030920
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Wiskus, author