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The picturesque and the sublime : a poetics of the Canadian landscape

The picturesque and the sublime : a poetics of the Canadian landscape

Author: Susan Glickman
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

Presents the cultural history of two hundred years of nature writing in Canada, from eighteenth-century prospect poems to contemporary encounters with landscape. Arguing that Canadian writers view  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Glickman
ISBN: 0773521356 9780773521353 0773517324 9780773517325
OCLC Number: 70498450
Description: xi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An introductory ramble through the picturesque and the sublime --
Canadian 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.
Responsibility: Susan Glickman.


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