Themes and Texts. Toward a Poetics
of Expressiveness. Foreword by Jonathan Culler. Ithaca and
London: Cornell University Press, 1984.
Introduction: A Pre-Poststructuralist Poetics
1. Eisenstein's Generative Poetics
Part One. An Outline of the Theory
2. Deus ex Machina
3. Thematic Invariance and the Concept of "Poetic World"
4. The Somali Tale "A Soothsayer Tested"
Part Two. Structure and Derivation
5. Deriving Poetic Structure: A Somali Proverb
6. Pun and Punishment: "The Structure of a Bertrand
7. 'Window' in the Poetic World of Boris Pasiernak
Part Three. Thematic Invariance
8. Pushkin's Invariants
9. Invariants and the Structure of a Text: Pushkin's
"I loved you . . ."
10. Comparing Poetic Worlds
11. How to Show Things with Words: On the Iconic Representation
of Themes by Expression-Plane Means
Part Four. Expressive Devices
12. On the Preparation of the Final Prhyming Word: presage
and recoil in Rhyming.