The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant

2015.08.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Doran, The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 313pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.08.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Doran, The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 313pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107101531. Reviewed by Paul Guyer, Brown University This book is not as comprehensive as its title might suggest. It offers an interpretation of Peri Hypsous, "On the Sublime," by "pseudo-Longinus," the first- or third-century author whose work, unmentioned by other ancients, was found in a tenth-century manuscript, published in Italy in 1554, and then translated into English and French in the course of the seventeenth century to great effect. It has two chapters on key figures in the transmission of "Longinus" to the eighteenth century, the French translator Nicolas Boileau and the English critic John Dennis, followed by a chapter on Edmund Burke's 1757 Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. And there are six chapters on the sublime in. . .

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