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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lime can occur , finally , in worrying , mind - quelling forces released at Los
Alamos and Hiroshima , the Apollo 11 ... Approaching boundaries of the liminal ,
the American sub / lime still carried the ego of the poet not so much under as up
to or ...
lime generated convictions of guilt ( self - dwarfing ) and redemption ( self -
empowerment ) implicitly connected to the ethos of Western expansionism : “ Of
course the actual source of this will [ to the sublime , as in Emerson or Cole )
... 137 , 258 Amnasan , Michael : refiguring the sub - lime , 60 – 61 Arensberg ,
Mary , 7 , 27 , 308 – 9n7 Arnold , Matthew , 182 , 199 , 244 Ashbery , John , 8 , 19
, 23 , 35 , 37 ; postmodern sublime of , 201 , 206 , 214 , 217 – 21 , 244 - 45 , 248 ...
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