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The picturesque and the sublime [electronic resource] : a poetics of the Canadian landscape / Susan Glickman.

By: Glickman, Susan, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xi, 212 p.).ISBN: 0773517324; 9780773517325; 9780773567221 (electronic bk.); 0773567224 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Canadian poetry -- History and criticism | Landscape in literature | Picturesque, The, in literature | Sublime, The, in literature | Nature in literature | Po�esie canadienne-anglaise -- Th�emes, motifs | Paysage dans la litt�erature | Nature dans la litt�erature | Canadian poetry (English) -- History and criticism | LITERARY CRITICISM / PoetryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Picturesque and the sublime.DDC classification: C811.009/3271 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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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.

"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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