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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Searching for “ a romantic that is potent ” ( 183 ) , Stevens argues persistently for
some American difference of temperament and style that remains neither British
nor French in genealogy : “ Nothing could be more inappropriate to American ...
On the familial erotics and rigorous textuality of such post - Romantic quests to
interiorize American vastness , see Mary Arensberg , “ White Mythology and the
American Sublime : Stevens ' Auroral Fantasy , ” ( American Sublime , 153 – 72 ) .
15 Wallace Stevens , “ A Weak Mind in the Mountains , ” The Palm at the End of
Mind , ed . Holly Stevens ( New York : Vintage , 1971 ) , 155 . 16 Walt Whitman , “
Preface , ” 1855 , to first issue of Leaves of Grass , in Prose Works 1892 , ed .
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