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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Just as transport before nature remains problematic for any Puritan , however
womanly or outside the law , so is any full sublimity of poetic style . For is not a
richly artificed ( “ painted ” ) style an act of worldly vanity , and a sensuous poetry
Frederick Douglass was granted no such Emersonian luxury , however , and his
sense of nature remains more a panopticon of bloodhounds , fences , and chains
than an enclave of metaphoric release , though ( as Benston ' s terms suggest ) ...
The bomb ' s explosion is only the grossest of all gross confirmations of the long -
since - accomplished annihilation of the thing : the confirmation that the thing as a
thing remains nil . The thingness of the thing remains concealed , forgotten .
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