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Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory: The Development of the Aesthetics of the Infinite (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics)

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To English poets and writers of the seventeenth century, as to their predecessors, mountains were ugly protuberances which disfigured nature and threatened the symmetry of earth; they were symbols of God's wrath. Yet, less than two centuries later the romantic poets sang in praise of mountain splendor, of glorious heights that stirred their souls to divine ecstasy. In this very readable and fascinating study, Marjorie Hope Nicolson considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the seventeenth century that caused the shift from mountain gloom to mountain glory. She examines various writers from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries and traces both the causes and the process of this drastic change in perception.

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Considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the 17th century that caused the shift in the portrayals and perceptions of mountains in prose and poetry, from ugly protuberances to glorious heights. Examines various writers from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and traces both the causes and process of this change.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780295975771
Foreword:
Cronon, William
Author:
Nicholson, Marjorie H.
Foreword by:
Cronon, William
Foreword:
Cronon, William
Author:
Nicolson, Marjorie Hope
Author:
Cronon, William
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Nature in literature
Subject:
Aesthetics, British.
Subject:
Mountains in literature.
Subject:
Infinite in literature.
Subject:
English poetry -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics
Series Volume:
No. 341
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
8.52x6.07x1.05 in. 1.29 lbs.

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