Resounding the sublime : music in English and German literature and aesthetic theory, 1670-1850 /

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University of Pennsylvania Press,, Philadelphia, United States, p.1 online resource (x, 274 pages) (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00798734, (OCoLC)fst00911989, (OCoLC)fst00941797, (OCoLC)fst01030552, (OCoLC)fst01136594, (OCoLC)fst01136597, (OCoLC)fst01746828, 18th century, 18th century., Aesthetics in literature., bisacsh, English literature, English literature., fast, German literature, German literature., History, History and criticism., LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Music in literature., Sublime, The, Sublime, The, in literature., Sublime, The, in music., Sublime, The.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Cover -- Resounding the Sublime -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of Abbreviations -- Note on Translations and References -- Introduction -- PART I. HE RAIS'D A MORTAL TO THE SKIES -- SHE DREW AN ANGEL DOWN: ENGLISH LITERATURE, CIRCA 1670-1760 -- Chapter 1. Music as a "Bastard Imitation of Persuasion"? Power and Legitimacy in Dryden and Dennis -- Chapter 2. "What Passion Cannot Musick Raise and Quell!" Passionate and Dispassionate Sublimity with the Hillarians and Handelians -- PART II. HISSING SNAKES AND ANGELIC HOSTS: GERMAN LITERATURE, CIRCA 1720-1770Chapter 3. Reforming Aesthetics: Bodmer and Breitinger's Anti-Musical Sublime -- Chapter 4. Klopstock, Rustling, and the Antiphonal Sublime -- PART III. SUBLIME BEAUTY AND THE WRATH OF THE ORGAN: ENGLISH AND GERMAN LITERATURE, CIRCA 1770-1850 -- Chapter 5. The Beauty of the Infinite: Herder's Sublimely-Beautiful, Beautifully-Sublime Music -- Chapter 6. The Terror of the Infinite: Thomas De Quincey's Reverberations -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- AcknowledgmentsWhat does the sublime sound like? Miranda Stanyon traces competing varieties of the sublime, a crucial modern aesthetic category, as shaped by the antagonistic intimacies between music and language. In resounding the history of the sublime over the course of the long eighteenth century, she finds a phenomenon always already resonant.Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed June 25, 2021).