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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... as the center of a stillChristian empiricism that can piously link private
sensation to moral idea : Sagacious Lock , by providence design ' d T ' exalt ,
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scenario of the mind ' s autonomous ... from whom are all things , is
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can arrive at an idea of God as that ... of space as limitless and the experience of
time as endless that give us the sensations which constitute our ideas of God ' s ...
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