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The picturesque and the sublime : a poetics of the Canadian landscape, Susan Glickman

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The picturesque and the sublime : a poetics of the Canadian landscape
Title
The picturesque and the sublime
Title remainder
a poetics of the Canadian landscape
Statement of responsibility
Susan Glickman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Picturesque and the Sublime is a cultural history of two hundred years of nature writing in Canada, from eighteenth-century prospect poems to contemporary encounters with landscape. Arguing against the received wisdom (made popular by Northrop Frye and Margaret Atwood) that Canadian writers view nature as hostile, Susan Glickman places Canadian literature in the English and European traditions of the sublime and the picturesque." "Glickman argues that early immigrants to Canada brought with them the expectation that nature would be grand, mysterious, awesome - even terrifying - and welcomed scenes that conformed to these notions of sublimity. She contends that to interpret their descriptions of nature as "negative," as so many critics have done, is a significant misunderstanding. Glickman provides close readings of several important works, including Susanna Moodie's "Enthusiasm," Charles G.D. Roberts's Ave, and Paulette Jiles's "Song to the Rising Sun," and explores the poems in the context of theories of nature and art."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
REDDC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glickman, Susan
Dewey number
C811.009/3271
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR9190.L35
LC item number
G58 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian poetry
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Picturesque, The, in literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian poetry
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Picturesque, The, in literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
Label
The picturesque and the sublime : a poetics of the Canadian landscape, Susan Glickman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introductory ramble through the picturesque and the sublime -- Candian prospects: Abram's Plain and Quebec Hill in context -- "After the beauty of terror the beauty of peace" : notes on the Canadian sublime -- The waxing and waning of Susanna Moodie's "Enthusiasm" -- "The keen stars' conflicting message" : Wordsworth, Shelley, and Charles G.D. Roberts' ave -- New provinces?, or, in Acadia, no ego -- Song to the rising sun
Control code
144084696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282855083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6x2kp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144084696
Label
The picturesque and the sublime : a poetics of the Canadian landscape, Susan Glickman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introductory ramble through the picturesque and the sublime -- Candian prospects: Abram's Plain and Quebec Hill in context -- "After the beauty of terror the beauty of peace" : notes on the Canadian sublime -- The waxing and waning of Susanna Moodie's "Enthusiasm" -- "The keen stars' conflicting message" : Wordsworth, Shelley, and Charles G.D. Roberts' ave -- New provinces?, or, in Acadia, no ego -- Song to the rising sun
Control code
144084696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282855083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6x2kp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144084696

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