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By Robert Doran

ISBN-10: 1107101530

ISBN-13: 9781107101531

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during this publication, Robert Doran deals the 1st in-depth remedy of the most important theories of the elegant, from the traditional Greek treatise at the elegant (attributed to 'Longinus') and its reception in early smooth literary conception to the philosophical debts of Burke and Kant. Doran explains how and why the chic turned a key inspiration of recent concept and indicates how a number of the theories of sublimity are united by means of a typical constitution - the paradoxical adventure of being instantly beaten and exalted - and a typical problem: the maintenance of a concept of transcendence within the face of the secularization of contemporary tradition. Combining highbrow background with literary conception and philosophical research, his ebook presents a brand new, looking and multilayered account of an idea that keeps to stimulate thought of our responses to artwork, nature and human events.

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