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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The sublime claims to implode into space or to speed up language to some
liminal threshold of resistance ( free verse , automatic writing ) : one effect is to
make poetic form overflow molecular limits , as in Gertrude Stein ' s Lectures In
18 Seated by Vesuvius near Naples , writing , and contemplating the self -
dwarfing threat of a volcano which , for Longinus and Romantics such as Church
, had represented a natural force overwhelmingly sublime , the aesthete of this
A . Tyler , “ Post - Modern Ethnography : From Document of the Occult to Occult
Document , ” in Writing Culture : The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography , ed .
James Clifford and George E . Marcus ( Berkeley and Los Angeles : Univ . of ...
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