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This book studies and articulates the emergence from the poetical subtext of the six major English romantic poets of "the androgynous sublime," which conflates elements of the myth of the androgyne, as told by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, with the mode of sublimity, first discussed by a Greek scholar named Longinus, who cited the Book of Genesis as a prime example, and much debated from the 18th century onward.
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Warren Stevenson was born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1933 and has degrees from Bishop's, McGill, and Northwestern Universities. He has worked and taught in northern Quebec as well as at the Universities of Sakatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Published six volumbes of poetry, and eight books of literary criticism.Review:
"Stevenson's innovation lies in his identification of the female or feminine qualities of the sublime and, crucially, their intrinsic relationship with its male or masculine aspects.... Stevenson has created a sublime fabric of more complexity than we have previously been able to perceive." - Prof. Dr Julia P. Kielstra Merton College, Oxford"
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