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 one critic objects to this malecentered model of greatness , “ If the face - off
between two opponents or polar opposites always backfires and misfires , it can
only ✓ be because 2 [ to invoke some overused American examples , Emerson ...
... to invoke another vernacular instance — the basketball performance of Boston
Celtics forward , Larry Bird , as portrayed by Michael Madden in the Boston Globe
( May 23 , 1988 ) : “ Words fail where Larry Bird didn ' t . Basketball can be no ...
If , to invoke the Weber - like reading of Larzer Ziff , “ Piety , the possession of
grace , freed man to treat the material world as wholly mediate , a malleable set
of circumstances that would yield to their sanctified condition , ” “ Contemplations
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