American Sublime: The Genealogy of a Poetic Genre
University of Wisconsin Press, 1991 - 337 Seiten
Tracing ideas of the sublime in American literature from Puritan writings to the postmodern epoch, Rob Wilson demonstrates that the North American landscape has been the ground for political as well as aesthetic transport. He takes a distinctly historical approach and explores the ways in which experiences of the American landscape instill desire for other kinds of vastness: self-expansion, national expansion, and American political power. As Wallace Stevens put it, the American will takes "dominion everywhere."
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Anne Bradstreet , in generic respects , needs no such apology . Anne Bradstreet '
s Puritan Sublime That there is a God my Reason would soon tell me by the
wondrous workes that I see , the vast frame of the Heaven and the Earth , the
Bradstreet ' s sublime is by no means as canny or ironic as is Dickinson ' s self -
emptying rhetoric in “ Of Bronze — and Blaze — . ” 3 A . R ... 6 Anne Bradstreet , “
To My Dear Children , ” in The Works of Anne would be Bradstreet , ed .
Bradstreet ' s warfare between “ being selfaggrandizing one moment and self -
effacing the next ” is helpfully connected to gender ... 28 John Rogers , “ Upon
Mrs . Anne Bradstreet , Her Poems , Etc . , ” The Works of Anne Bradstreet , 10 .
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