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The Sublime (New Critical Idiom)

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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: <BR>- The legacy of the earliest, classical theories of the sublime through the romantic to the post-modern and avant-garde sublimity<BR>- The major theorists of the sublime such as Kant, Burke, Lyotard, Derrida, Lacan and Zizek, offering critical introductions to each<BR>- 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<BR>- 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<BR>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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415268486
Author:
Shaw, Philip
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Sublime, the
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Sublime, The -- History.
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Critical Idiom
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
7.80x8.48x.58 in. .45 lbs.

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