Uncircumscribed Mind

Reading Milton Deeply


Author: Charles W. Durham,Kristin A. Pruitt

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9781575911168

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 343

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Includes sixteen essays that represent how challenging, stimulating, and far-ranging are the efforts to read Milton critically and deeply. This collection deals with the issue of evil, world of Milton's masque and the many worlds of his epic Paradise Lost.

Milton among the Puritans

The Case for Historical Revisionism


Author: Professor Catherine Gimelli Martin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476189

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 378

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Solidly grounded in Milton's prose works and the long history of Milton scholarship, Milton among the Puritans: The Case for Historical Revisionism challenges many received ideas about Milton's brand of Christianity, philosophy, and poetry. It does so chiefly by retracing his history as a great "Puritan poet" and reexamining the surprisingly tenuous Whig paradigm upon which this history has been built. Catherine Martin not only questions the current habit of "lumping" Milton with the religious Puritans but agrees with a long line of literary scholars who find his values and lifestyle markedly inconsistent with their beliefs and practices. Pursuing this argument, Martin carefully reexamines the whole spectrum of seventeenth-century English Puritanism from the standpoint of the most recent and respected scholarship on the subject. Martin also explores other, more secular sources of Milton's thought, including his Baconianism, his Christian Stoic ethics, and his classical republicanism; she establishes the importance of these influences through numerous direct references, silent but clear citations, and typical tropes. All in all, Milton among the Puritans presents a radical reassessment of Milton's religious identity; it shows that many received ideas about the "Puritan Milton" are neither as long-established as most scholars believe nor as historically defensible as most literary critics still assume, and resituates Milton's great poems in the period when they were written, the Restoration.

Milton's Comus

Uebersetzt und mit einer erläuternden abhandlung begleitet


Author: John Milton

Publisher: N.A



Page: 69

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A Book I Value

Selected Marginalia


Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691113173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 2620

Marginalia are now a cultural taboo, but the annotations in old volumes can reveal much about the writer & his or her response to the particular works. This book offers a selection of marginalia by Coleridge, illustrating his mercurial mind at work & encouraging us to rethink our image of him.