1st Edition

Solitude and the Sublime
The Romantic Aesthetics of Individuation

ISBN 9780415905497
Published August 14, 1992 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

As interest in aesthetic experience evolved in the eighteenth century, discussions of the sublime located two opposed accounts of its place and use. Ferguson traces these two positions - the Burkean empiricist account and the Kantian formalist one - to argue that they had significance of aesthetics, including recent deconstructive and New Historicist criticism.



Frances Ferguson is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She has written extensively on the eighteenth century and Romanticism.