Mallarme and the Sublime [NOOK Book]

Mallarme and the Sublime

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438412153
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 731 KB

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One

1. Objections to the topic. Limitations of an historical approach. The proper application of the word "sublime" traditionaly disputed. An indefinable term?

2. Longinus a Romantic? Importance of social considerations in his work.

3. The measure of Longinus's idealism. His practical approach to the sublime - a moderate experience. His conception of language "unliterary" by Mallarme's definition. His conception of the ideal not modern.

4. The sublime of Dr. Johnson. Words cannot do justice to the ideal: the necessity of silence.

5. Contrast of Johnson to the practitioners of the "religious" sublime. The ideal takes a material form, of which they may speak. Uneasiness of their position.

6. Ironic and enthusiastic attitudes to the ideal: to speak of it or not? Irony of Mallarne's attitude. His reluctance to name the ideal compared with Johnson's. Faith, a form of enthusiasm, and its literary product, the Word. Mallarme's hopes of doing justice to the ideal in words.

7. Tendency of enthusiasts to name things without reflecting that the words are not the things themselves. Enthusiasm alone does not confer literary distinction (John Dennis). No one rhetorical figure specially suited for the expression of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm and hyperbole. Longinus's and the Romantics' attitudes to hyperbole contrasted.

8. Enthusiasm vulnerable to irony. Enthusiasm may be supplied be reader as well as writer. Important facts a defense of enthusiasm against irony. Enthusiasm disguises hyperbole's "departure from truth". Predominance of irony in modern attitude. Deceptive power of hyperbole not felt by modern critics. Hyperbole an excpetion to rule of literariness.

9. Postponement of discussion of hyperbole in Mallarme. Synopsis of Kant's "Analytic of the Sublime". Objections to applying his theory to literature refuted. Literary version of his theory.

10. Phases of Kant's sublime moment related to positions on scale of height and depth. Inferior position assigned by enthusiasm (Burke). Bathos the literary result of unqualified enthusiasm. Argument of Kant's "Analytic" disputed by enthusiasts. Subliminal influence of irony on enthusiasts. Methods of completing Kant's sublime moment by introducing irony without subject's conscious knowledge. A new criterion of the sublime.

11. Mallarme eligible for consideration as a practitioner of the sublime by both old and new standards. His obscurity the product of irony; constrasted to obscurity of enthusiasts. His experiment in sublimination. A paradox: the theoretical impossibility of his practice of the sublime. Literary result of the paradox: a singular treatment of hyperbole.

Part Two

12. The Context of the Word "Sublime" in Mallarme's Prose.
I. Oeuvres completes, pp. 716-719
II. Oeuvres completes, pp. 261-262
III.Oeuvres completes, pp. 299-301
IV. Oeuvres completes, pp. 330-333
V. Oeuvres completes, pp. 375-376
VI. Oeuvres completes, pp. 366-367
VII. Oeuvres completes, pp. 481 and 549

13. A Foreword to Further Inquiry: The Poems

Conclusion

Appendix. Translations of French Passages

Selected Bibliography

Notes

Index of Proper Names

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