Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics)

De (autor) , William Cronon
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – February 1997 – vârsta de la 22 ani
Considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the 17th century that caused the shift in the portrayals and perceptions of mountains in prose and poetry, from ugly protuberances to glorious heights. Examines various writers from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and traces both the causes
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ISBN-13: 9780295975771
ISBN-10: 0295975776
Pagini: 432
Dimensiuni: 154 x 216 x 27 mm
Greutate: 0.59 kg
Ediția: Revised
Editura: University of Washington Press
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To English poets and writers of the seventeenth century, as to their predecessors, mountains were ugly protuberances which disfigured nature and threatened the symmetry of earth; they were symbols of God's wrath. Yet, less than two centuries later the romantic poets sang in praise of mountain splendor, of glorious heights that stirred their souls to divine ecstasy. In this very readable and fascinating study, Marjorie Hope Nicolson considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the seventeenth century that caused the shift from mountain gloom to mountain glory. She examines various writers from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries and traces both the causes and the process of this drastic change in perception.