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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Thinking the Limit - The Nuclear Sublime If the Romantic sublime after the
theorizing of Kant and Hegel came to represent a dialectic between some “
quantitative magnitude ” of nature and the mind ' s resistance to such prepotency
of force ...
24 That is , will not textual sublimity outlast or outdo ( symbolically ) the power of
nuclear technology ? Or , in lieu of nuclear disaster , will the greenhouse effect
serve to end the comforts of environmental sublimity ? Asserting the fictive ...
3 I comment more fully on General Farrell ' s compound of ideological uncertainty
and American piety before the atomic bomb in “ Postmodern as Post - Nuclear :
Landscape as Nuclear Grid , ” in Ethics / Aesthetics : Post - Modern Positions ...
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