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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Doth Contemplation feed thee so Regardlessly to let earth goe ? ( 215 ) Enduring
the temptations of this unregenerate voice , Spirit presents the counter - argument
as a smugly contemplative voice : My thoughts do yield me more content Then ...
Yet Baxter defined the aim of such “ contemplation ” as a way to get spiritual truth
“ from thy head to thy heart , " and to experience the notion of faith with “ the bloud
and spirits of Affection . ” Having felt the necessity of earthly transcendence ...
... For Welles , Livingston in effect presents “ sacred transport ” as movement — in
good Lockean fashion — from sensuous contemplation of nature to a more
complex perception of “ nature ' s God ” as source of sublime presence and
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