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Sublime by Christina Lauren

Title Sublime
Author Christina Lauren
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-10-14
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781481413701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read.” When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him. Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them are willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

The Sublime by Philip Shaw

Title The Sublime
Author Philip Shaw
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2006
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0415268478
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Usually related to feelings of overwhelming grandeur, irresistible power, lofty emotion or simple awe, the sublime is a term impossible to define. If it has any definition, it is that which exceeds description. In exploring this complex yet crucial concept, Philip Shaw looks in turn at: - the legacy of classical theories of the sublime - Edmund Burke's and Immanuel Kant's eighteenth-century contributions to debates around the term - romantic notions of sublimity - the postmodern and avant-garde sublime - politicisation of the concept by contemporary critical theorists. A remarkably clear study of what is in its essence a term near-impossible to pin down, this guide is essential reading for students of literature, critical and cultural theory.

The Gothic Sublime by Vijay Mishra

Title The Gothic Sublime
Author Vijay Mishra
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1994-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 342
ISBN 0791417476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book reads the Gothic corpus with a thoroughly postmodern critical apparatus, pointing out that the Gothic Sublime anticipates our own doomed desire to pass beyond the hyperreal. A highly sophisticated theoretical reading of key texts of the Gothic, this book allows the reader to re-live the Gothic, not simply as a nostalgic relic or a pre-romantic aberration, but as a living presence that has strong resonances with the postmodern condition.

The Sublime by Philip Shaw

Title The Sublime
Author Philip Shaw
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2007-01-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781134493197
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Often labelled as ‘indescribable’, the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip Shaw looks at: the legacy of the earliest, classical theories of the sublime through the romantic to the postmodern and avant-garde sublimity the major theorists of the sublime such as Kant, Burke, Lyotard, Derrida, Lacan and Zizek, offering critical introductions to each the significance of the concept through a range of literary readings including the Old and New testaments, Homer, Milton and writing from the romantic era how the concept of the sublime has affected other art forms such as painting and film, from abstract expressionism to David Lynch’s neo-noir. This remarkably clear study of what is, in essence, a term which evades definition, is essential reading for students of literature, critical and cultural theory.

Title Robert Lowell and the Sublime
Author Henry Hart
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Release Date 1995-05-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0815626584
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Henry Hart establishes the connection between Robert Lowell - one of the most important American poets of the last fifty years - and one of the principal sites of current aesthetic theory, the sublime, a prominent tradition in literature, which traces journeys beyond ordinary language and behavior into exalted states. Lowell's casual interest in the sublime, which eventually became an obsession, dominated his poetry. By searching archives and manuscript collections that take us back to Lowell's beginnings at St. Mark's, Harvard, and Kenyon, the author uncovers early and telling instances of the poet's interest in the poetics of sublimity. Hart illuminates the complexities of this poet's imagination in original ways, connecting Lowell firmly to the tradition of American Romanticism. He provides insights into Lowell's poems, especially the lesser-known works and discerns an allegorical pattern throughout the poetry that involves two interrelated elements: battles against patriarchal gods and failed, often demonic quests for transcendent ideals. He maintains that this pattern of battle and quest has its roots in Lowell's Oedipal struggle against his father, and that quest is essential to attaining an experience of the sublime. Linking these two concepts - the Oedipal struggle and the sublime - is entirely new in Lowell studies.

Musically Sublime by Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

Title Musically Sublime
Author Kiene Brillenburg Wurth
Publisher Fordham Univ Press
Release Date 2009-08-25
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9780823230655
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Musically Sublime rewrites musically the history and philosophy of the sublime. Music enables us to reconsider the traditional course of sublime feeling on a track from pain to pleasure. Resisting the notion that there is a single format for sublime feeling, Wurth shows how, from the mid eighteenth century onward, sublime feeling is, instead, constantly rearticulated in a complex interaction with musicality. Wurth takes as her point of departure Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment and Jean-François Lyotard's aesthetic writings of the 1980s and 1990s. Kant framed the sublime narratively as an epic of self-transcendence. By contrast, Lyotard sought to substitute open immanence for Kantian transcendence, yet he failed to deconstruct the Kantian epic. The book performs this deconstruction by juxtaposing eighteenth- and nineteenth-century conceptions of the infinite, Sehnsucht, the divided self, and unconscious drives with contemporary readings of instrumental music. Critically assessing Edmund Burke, James Usher, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Novalis, Friedrich Hölderlin, Arthur Schopenhauer, Richard Wagner, and Friedrich Nietzsche, this book re-presents the sublime as a feeling that defers resolution and hangs suspended between pain and pleasure. Musically Sublime rewrites the mathematical sublime as différance, while it redresses the dynamical sublime as trauma: unending, undetermined, unresolved. Whereas most musicological studies in this area have focused on traces of the Kantian sublime in Handel, Haydn, and Beethoven, this book calls on the nineteenth-century theorist Arthur Seidl to analyze the sublime of, rather than in, music. It does so by invoking Seidl's concept of formwidrigkeit ("form-contrariness") in juxtaposition with Romantic piano music, (post)modernist musical minimalisms, and Lyotard's postmodern sublime. It presents a sublime of matter, rather than form-performative rather than representational. In doing so, Musically Sublime shows that the binary distinction Lyotard posits between the postmodern and romantic sublime is finally untenable.

Title Women Poets and the American Sublime
Author Joanne Feit Diehl
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 1990
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 203
ISBN 025331741X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This is the best book on American women poets I have yet seen."Â —American Literature "... sophisticated and eloquently argued analysis of a female counter-sublime... " —Sandra Gilbert "... strong readings of Dickinson and Moore and... a vital polemic on behalf of feminist criticism." —Harold Bloom "This brilliant re-evaluation of major American women poets will be indispensable reading... A stunning and a magisterial achievement." —Susan Gubar "... a powerful thesis... a book that is as rich as it is dense in meaning." —The Women's Review of Books Employing current work in gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism and focusing on Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Adrienne Rich, the author delineates an alternative tradition of American women poets, what Diehl calls the American Counter-Sublime.

The Feminine Sublime by Barbara Claire Freeman

Title The Feminine Sublime
Author Barbara Claire Freeman
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1995
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 202
ISBN 0520088638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Feminine Sublime provides the first comprehensive feminist critique of the theory of the sublime. Barbara Claire Freeman argues that traditional theorizations of the sublime depend on unexamined assumptions about femininity and sexual difference, and that the sublime could not exist without misogynistic constructions of "the feminine". Taking this as her starting point, Freeman suggests that the "other sublime" that comes into view from this new perspective not only offers a crucial way to approach representations of excess in women's fiction but allows us to envision other modes of writing the sublime. Freeman reconsiders Longinus, Burke, Kant, Weiskel, Hertz, and Derrida and at the same time engages a wide range of women's fiction, including novels by Chopin, Morrison, Rhys, Shelley, and Wharton. Locating her project in the coincident rise of the novel and concept of the sublime in eighteenth-century European culture, Freeman allies the articulation of sublime experience with questions of agency, passion, and alterity in modern and contemporary women's fiction. She argues that the theoretical discourses that have seemed merely to explain the sublime also function to evaluate, domesticate, and ultimately exclude an otherness that, almost without exception, is gendered as feminine. Just as important, she explores the ways in which fiction by American and British women, mainly of the twentieth century, responds to and redefines what the tradition has called "the sublime".

Title Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime
Author Warren Stevenson
Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 153
ISBN 0838636683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book studies and articulates the emergence from the poetical subtext of six major English romantics of "the androgynous sublime," a mode that conflates the motif of psychic androgyny (traceable as far back as the Book of Genesis and Plato's Symposium) with the mode of sublimity, first discussed by Longinus and much debated from the eighteenth century onward. Frequently echoed by the romantic poets, Milton's description of the Holy Spirit's role in the creation of the world is androgynous. Since humane creativity mirrors divine creativity, it follows that the artist qua artist muct also be androgynous - that is, endowed with what Lyrical Ballads, calls "a more comprehensive soul" than is "supposed to be common among mankind." Characterized by a flexuous, limber style and an association with androgynous subject matter, the androgynous sublime subverts conventional notions of sublimity while offering a more comprehensive model with which to supplement, of non supplant, them. The methodology of this study is to present a "counter-deconstructive" reading of the text and, where applicable, designs of Blake, as well as the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, seen from this somewhat novel but not ignoble perspective.

Title The Sublime of Intense Sociability
Author Shawn Alfrey
Publisher Bucknell University Press
Release Date 2000
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 183
ISBN 0838754023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Consciously writing "as women," these writers inscribe the sublime with values of empathy and intersubjectivity associated with women's psychological development, values not usually accommodated by the history of the sublime or by modernist American culture."--BOOK JACKET.

Title The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne
Author Catherine Maxwell
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 2001
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 279
ISBN 0719057523
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne examines the feminisation of the post-Miltonic male poet, not through cultural history, but through a series of mythic or classical figures which include Philomela, Orpheus and Sappho. It recovers a disfiguring sublime imagined as an aggressive female force which feminises the male poet in an act that simultaneously deprives and energises him. This imaginative revisionist study suggests a new interpretative framework for Victorian men's poetry, while providing detailed and extensive re-readings of many major poems The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne will be required reading for anyone with a serious interest in the English poetic tradition and Victorian poetry."--BOOK JACKET.

The Sublime by Andrew Ashfield

Title The Sublime
Author Andrew Ashfield
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1996-08-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 314
ISBN 0521395828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Item reprints 18th century texts on the sublime.

Sublime Worlds by Emma Gilby

Title Sublime Worlds
Author Emma Gilby
Publisher MHRA
Release Date 2006
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781904350651
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Some of the language we come across, in reading other peoples' works or listening to others speak, moves us profoundly. It requires a response from us; it occupies and involves us. Writers, always readers and listeners as well, are fascinated by this phenomenon, which became the subject of the classical treatise On the Sublime , traditionally attributed to Longinus. Emma Gilby looks at this compelling and complex text in relation to the work of three major seventeenth-century authors: Pierre Corneille, Blaise Pascal and Nicolas Boileau. She offers, in each case, intimate critical readings which spin out into broad interrogations about knowledge and experience in early modern French literature.

Title American Technological Sublime
Author David E. Nye
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
Release Date 1994
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 362
ISBN 026214056X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Technology has long played a central role in the formation of Americans' sense of selfhood. From the first canal systems through the moon landing, we have, for better or worse, derived unity from the common feeling of awe inspired by largescale applications of technological prowess. American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America. Here Nye examines the continuing appeal of the technological sublime (a term coined by Perry Miller) as a key to the nation's history, using as examples the natural sites, architectural forms, and technological achievements that ordinary people have valued intensely. This text is a study of the politics of perception in industrial society.

Sublime Art by Stephen Zepke

Title Sublime Art
Author Stephen Zepke
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release Date 2018-01-23
Category Art
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780748670000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An interdisciplinary study of British liberalism in the nineteenth century

A Theology Of The Sublime by Clayton Crockett

Title A Theology of the Sublime
Author Clayton Crockett
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-01-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781134550098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Theology of the Sublime is the first major response to the influential and controversial Radical Orthodoxy movement. Clayton Crockett develops a constructive radical theology from the philosophy of Immanuel Kant - a philosophy attacked by Radical Orthodoxy - to show Kant's relevance to postmodern philosophy and contemporary theology.

Title The Sublime Terror and Human Difference
Author Christine Battersby
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2007
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 226
ISBN 9780415148108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume challenges current theories of gender, the feminine, and the female and is essential reading for students of gender and feminist theory, philosophy and visual culture.

Title The Sublime in Kant and Beckett
Author Bjørn K. Myskja
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 325
ISBN 9783110881134
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beckett's novel Molloy and the question how this work evokes a particular kind of feeling associated with its exhibition of meaninglessness, namely the feeling of the sublime, is the point of departure for this study. Kant's theory of the sublime is interpreted within the framework of his aesthetic and moral theories, suggesting a way to understand the claim to universal validity for aesthetic judgements. Kant claims that the judgement of the sublime serves morality but he fails to provide this link, so a theory of how this aesthetic judgement can contribute to the cultivation of moral character is developed. It is argued that Kant held that art, including narrative art like the novel, can be sublime. Kant's theory of the sublime is shown to be relevant for modern works of art, and the application of this Kantian framework throws new light on the discussion of the moral aspects of Beckett's literary work. According to this account, Molloy is a sublime work of art, and despite its amoral content can serve the reader's moral cultivation.

Title The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700 1830
Author C. Duffy
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2013-08-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 233
ISBN 9781137332189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Landscapes of the Sublime examines the place of the 'natural sublime' in the cultural history of the eighteenth century and Romantic period. Drawing on a range of scholarship and historical sources, it offers a fresh perspective on the different species of the 'natural sublime' encountered by British and European travellers and explorers.

Title The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant
Author Robert Doran
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2015-07-16
Category Art
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781107101531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The first in-depth treatment of the major theories of the sublime from Longinus to Kant.