Lucan and the Sublime: Power, Representation and Aesthetic Experience

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This is the first comprehensive study of the sublime in Lucan. Drawing upon renewed literary-critical interest in the tradition of philosophical aesthetics, Henry Day argues that the category of the sublime offers a means of moving beyond readings of Lucan's Bellum Civile in terms of the poem's political commitment or, alternatively, nihilism. Demonstrating in dialogue with theorists from Burke and Kant to Freud, Lyotard and Ankersmit the continuing vitality of Longinus' foundational treatise On the Sublime, Day charts ...

Lucan and the Sublime: Power, Representation and Aesthetic Experience 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107020603

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