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Sublime by Philip Shaw

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Often labelled as 'indescribable', the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip Shaw looks at: * the legacy of the earliest, classical theories of the sublime through the romantic to the postmodern and avant-garde sublimity * the major theorists of the sublime such as Kant, Burke, Lyotard, Derrida, Lacan and Zizek, offering critical introductions to each * the significance of the concept through a range of literary readings including the Old and New testaments, Homer, Milton and writing from the romantic era * how the concept of the sublime has affected other art forms such as painting and film, from abstract expressionism to David Lynch's neo-noir. This remarkably clear study of what is, in essence, a term which evades definition, is essential reading for students of literature, critical and cultural theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415268479
ISBN-10: 0415268478
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw is a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leicester.

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