The American sublime

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • American poetry -- History and criticism.,
  • Sublime, The, in literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Mary Arensberg.
ContributionsArensberg, Mary, 1945-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS310.S87 A44 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p. ;
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2549552M
ISBN 100887061893, 0887061907
LC Control Number85031824

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