Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Western Theory of Tradition Terms and Paradigms of the Cultural Sublime

by Sanford Budick

  • ISBN: 9780300081510
  • ISBN10: 0300081510

The Western Theory of Tradition Terms and Paradigms of the Cultural Sublime

by Sanford Budick

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780300081510
  • ISBN10: 0300081510
used Add to Cart $7.87
You save: 84%
Marketplace Item
Description: This elegantly written book offers a new way to conceive of cultural tradition. Sanford Budick reveals an operative concept of Western cultures that has been only partially understood: according to this concept, the act of freely receiving and handing on cultural tradition and the act of achieving moral and aesthetic freedom in sublime representation are the same phenomenon. This dual phenomenon Budick calls the cultural sublime, and he traces it in literary, philosophical, and artistic works from Homer, Virgil, and the Bible to Rembrandt, Milton, Kant, Baudelaire, Freud, and Sarraute.

Budick shows that if we cannot accomplish the cultural sublime, the act of tradition-making becomes impossible and the sublime degenerates into a pseudo-sublime. Thereafter, what claims to be tradition is no more than pure coercion that employs a pseudo-sublime as an instrument of victimization. By describing the terms and paradigms of the cultural sublime, Budick distinguishes tradition from pseudo-tradition and the structures of sublime representation from those of a pseudo-sublime. The making of tradition, he asserts, is always a struggle against the representations of a pseudo-sublime.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Montana Book Company
Location: East Walpole, MA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 293 pp. Tightly bound. Light bumping to two corners. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings.
Price:
$7.87
Comments:
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 293 pp. Tightly bound. Light bumping to two corners. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings.
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Good
0300081510 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with some light shelfwear to the boards, missing dust jacket-Nice!
Price:
$14.76
Comments:
0300081510 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with some light shelfwear to the boards, missing dust jacket-Nice!
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$56.69
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).