Winner of the Gabrielle Roy Prize in English and the Raymond Klibansky Prize, 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.
Intro Contents Preface 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 Notes Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y Z.
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