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Coleridge, language and the sublime : from transcendence to finitude / Christopher Stokes.

Author/Creator:
Stokes, Christopher, 1981-
Publication:
Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 210 p. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sublime, The, in literature.
Contents:
Introduction
Language, Longinus, emotion: "violently agitated by a real passion": Longinus and Coleridge's effusions; "the self-watching subtilizing mind": the impassioned self in the 1798 Fears in solitude quarto
Terror, Burke, ethics: "cruel wrongs and strange distress": an ethical terror-sublime in "The destiny of nations"; "my soul in agony": the terrors of subjectivity in "The rime of the ancient mariner"
Representation, Kant, theology: "ye signs and wonders of the element! utter forth God": divine presence and divine withdrawal in the natural sublime; "what never is but only is to be": the ontology of the Coleridgean sublime
Conclusion: "a specimen of the sublime dashed to pieces": sublimity in The biographia literaria and the limbo constellation.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780230278110 (alk. paper)
0230278116 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
657270903