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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... belief in “ Nature ” ( 1836 ) or “ The Poet ” ( 1844 ) : “ The breadth of the
problem is great , for the poet is representative . He stands among partial men for
the complete man , and apprises us not of his wealth ( private capital / symbolic
capital ] ...
... of capitalist vocation : “ The pattern of that tradition ( of the AngloAmerican
sublime ) is one in which there is an unrelenting pressure on the aspiring poet to
create his own poetic capital by overcoming the achievements of his precursors .
... the imagination of such democratic egos easily conflates American self -
making with money - making , as the sublime under Capital becomes ( as in our
own day ' s bottom - line thinking ) the sublime mobility of Capital : “ In America
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