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By Andrew M. Stauffer

ISBN-10: 0511113544

ISBN-13: 9780511113543

Andrew M. Stauffer explores the altering position of anger within the literature and tradition of the Romantic interval, relatively within the poetry and prose of Blake, Coleridge, Godwin, Shelley, and Byron. This cutting edge booklet has a lot to give a contribution to the certainty of Romantic literature and the cultural background of emotions.

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Both anger and sublimity require a kind of faith in, or at least a professed commitment to, one’s own emotional perspective. In Armstrong and Collins, anger does not inspire such faith. Beyond the realm of personification, poets working in the sublime mode in the later eighteenth century have other occasions to invoke anger, invariably with qualifications. For example, Thomas Gray’s “The Bard” (1757) begins with the curse of the last Welsh poet on Edward the First: “Ruin seize thee, ruthless King!

Ungovernable” anger of De Ira, an emotion that exists as transgressive transcendence, whose power ceases in the instant of repose. Seneca may be “playing the roˆle” of an enraged woman here, yet clearly not in order to “inspire others with the same” emotion. His renditions of anger are intended to inspire very different responses, primarily those of revulsion; he hopes that the alienating effects of anger and violence will make such figures appear horrific and therefore monitory. However, the intensity of his presentations more often works to carry the reader beyond affective and cognitive responses in a transport that indicates the presence of the Longinian sublime.

In particular, the contributions of Burke and Kant, which emphasized the reader’s experience of sublimity over the author’s creation of sublime effects, provided for a reinterpretation of the sublime as a function of the natural world, a sublime “self-begot, self-raised”32 that allowed readers to avoid the manipulative precedence of a Longinian creator. To be sure, the sublime moment in both Burke and Kant involves an implicit awful submission to some external scene. However, particularly for Kant, who deemphasizes the causal dynamics of the sublime, such a moment originates in the subject’s capacity for feeling.

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