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By Yi Zheng

This quantity offers a historical-textual examine approximately modifications of the aesthetics of the sublime—the literary and aesthetic caliber of greatness less than duress—from early English Romanticism to the hot Poetry circulation in twentieth-century China. Zheng units up the previous and the latter as precise yet traditionally analogous moments and argues that either the eu Romantic reinvention of the chic and its later chinese language transformation symbolize cultural pursuits outfitted at the over the top and capacious nature of the elegant to counter their shared feel of old challenge. the writer additional postulates via a severe research of Edmund Burke’s Inquiry into the Origins of Our rules of the chic and lovely, William Wordsworth’s Prelude, and Guo Moruo’s experimental poem “Fenghuang Niepan” (“Nirvana of the Phoenix”) and verse drama Qu Yuan that those aesthetic practices of modernity recommend a planned ancient hyperbolization of literary organization. Such an company is in flip built imaginatively and affectively as a way to redress various cultures’ irritating stumble upon with modernity. the quantity may be of curiosity to students together with graduate scholars of Romanticism, philosophy, historical past, English literature, chinese language literature, comparative literature, and (comparative) cultural studies.

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