The Sublime

  • Title: The Sublime
  • Author: Philip Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780415268486
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sublime 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 inspirin
    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 leOften 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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    1. Working in the arts I thought I'd brush up on my subject and such. This book is written in a digestible form with good explanations on difficult theorists and philosophies surrounding the sublime. Explaining why people like Lyotard, Derrida and Zizek are interested in the sublime, which does afterwards strike you as being quite clearly linked.However, at times difficult issues aren't explained well and it seems to me badly written in parts, as I am not a complete beginner I was able to decipher [...]

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    2. This is a concise, readable analysis of the progression of different theories of the sublime, from Longinus to postmodernists. I like how, in explanation of Immanuel Kant's theory, Shaw says that Rick's love for Ilsa in Casablanca is beautiful, while his giving her up for a greater cause is sublime--now that's a language I can understand! I also enjoyed his interpretation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as a condemnation of the masculine exclusivity of the sublime. Shaw does a good job picking ap [...]

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    3. Easy to read and digest, this book serves as a great starting point for anyone wanting to delve into the Sublime. The account offers fair and balanced presentation of some of the main threads of the sublime but could have offered more from 20th-21st Century philosophy toward the end. A great intro nonetheless.

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    4. Sublime is a product by nature rather than art. Individual reacts to sublime instinctively ones does not learn sublime. It is beyond definition and we can't pin point it down. The thunderbolt of sublimity can emerge from a single phrase and far beyond an image could turn the individuals imagination.

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    5. The books sets out to give the literary/philosophical history of an idea, and it does it well. Some extra time spent with the last three chapters would've been appreciated, but it's not a big problem. This book is a good introduction to the idea, and a great guide to further reading.

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    6. I JUST read about the sublime vs the beautiful in my music lit class and now I see this on my updates. It's a sign!

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