Routledge, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 168 pages
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:
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.