The Picturesque and the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape

The Picturesque and the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape

By: Susan Glickman (author)Paperback

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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. Instead of projecting backward from a modernist perspective, Glickman reads forward from the discovery of landscape as a legitimate artistic subject in seventeenth-century England and argues that picturesque modes of description, and a sublime aesthetic, have governed much of the representation of nature in this country.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773521353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780773521353
  • ISBN10: 0773521356

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