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."
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 50
I approach the sublime , then , as a poetic genre disseminated in America from
Bradstreet ' s Puritan times through Whitman and Stevens , and on into more “
hysterical ” refigurations in postmodernism , which functions less as a private
Jeffers could be no less tactlessly local and political in confronting the engines of
technology reshaping earth and ego , as in his ranting evocation of " holy awe ”
before the infinitudes unlocked at Hiroshima : It is ruthlessly indecent , certainly ...
Contrasting incarnational tropes applied to the United States with less raptly
inflected and garrisonridden wilds of Canada or conquistadorial South America ,
Myra Jehlen captures the conversionary narrative underwriting the American ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing
Kirsten Silva Gruesz
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2002
The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self
John C. Shields
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2004