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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... and crowds of New York City , the lyric “ l ” served Stevens as the site of an
energy transformation , refiguring “ the immense dew of Florida ” into an “ idea of
order ” and regenerating , thereby , “ supreme fiction ” [ s ] of purpose and design
count of hyperimaginative nuclear weapons for outer space which the Energy
Department is developing “ under ” ( sic ) the desert wilderness of Nevada : The
technologies envision exploding a bomb , perhaps in outer space , and then ...
... energy which Robert Oppenheimer ' s war project had unleashed , rather than “
desert music , " at wilderness test sites in Alamogordo , New Mexico . By - product
of technological ingenuity and of “ a kind of / hardheaded pragmatism ...
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