Faithful Labourers: a Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970

Faithful Labourers: a Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970

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A history of the criticism of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost, tracing the major debates as they have unfolded over the past three centuries. The book traces nine debates (about Milton's style, his use of the epic genre, his use of the epic simile, Satan, God, innocence, the Fall, sex, nakedness, and astronomy) through eleven chapters, each of which proceeds chronologically from 1667 to 1970. The book will be of use to Milton specialists, to students studyingParadise Lost, and to anyone with an interest in poetry (especially epic) or Christianity (especially theodicy) or Satan, blasphemy and heresy.Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues Assistant Professor Department of English John Leonard, John Leonard. means. Hartman needs the links to be a#39;secreta#39; because Goda#39;s foreknowledge cannot be seen to exert a a#39; superior influencea#39; on ... The simile had spoken of a#39;a pitchy cloud / Of Locustsa#39;; Adam hears of a a#39;darksom Cloud of Locustsa#39;. ... Some might feel that these connections place too great a demand on the readera#39;s memory, but MacCaffrey believes thatanbsp;...


Title:Faithful Labourers: a Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970
Author: Assistant Professor Department of English John Leonard, John Leonard
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2012-12-06
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