After the ascension of the Puritan general and parliamentarian Oliver Cromwell over the Commonwealth of England, Milton was given a high position, making him essentially head propagandist.
Contains a selection of some of the best Milton criticism from the previous thirty years. Includes a bibliography and an index. An accessible, comprehensive guide to Milton for students.
Bradford brings Milton to life in an overview of his life and work and provides a summation of the main critical issues surrounding his work. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Milton and the Ends of Time.
Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, The great advantage of this short study is its ability to make the poem enjoyable. Contains a bibliography and an index. Subjectivity in Paradise Lost. The Life of John Milton: Yale University Press, Sixteen chapters center on Paradise Lost as a poem of exile.
Two separate sections cover the rest of the poetry, and a fourth section looks closely at the interaction with Ovid in Paradise Lost in terms of heroic and pastoral love. Contains appendices and an index. Princeton University Press, Silver engages the central question of Milton readers: She argues that Milton deliberately presents a repugnant deity, one divided from himself, in an effort to reveal the human experience of a divided or self-contradictory universe driven by our own, ironically limited, vantage.It's just that, creatively speaking, Milton poured his, um, heart and soul into Satan.
Satan is one of the most richly developed characters in this work, and he grapples with a lot of the same issues your run-of-the-mill mortal might face. Rufus without subtraction and without pasteur resonates his localized language or jail with acquiescence.
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The Milton that is revealed in Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes is a rigid Hebraist. In these, the blind mature poet “had rejected the themes of the Renaissance and found inspiration and matter only in the Bible.
Milton’s principal work is the most Hebraic of great English poems. Milton casts Sin as a character—as a goddess, in fact—in this epic.
But she is born from Satan.
That little tidbit of personal history is significant because it plays with the various concerns religious folk had about the nature of sin and its origins back in the Renaissance. The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, A detailed account of Milton’s life and career.
Lewalski provides a close analysis of Milton’s prose and poetry and shows his development of a revolutionary prophetic voice. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Milton, John (), English poet, whose rich, dense verse was a powerful influence on succeeding English poets, and whose prose was devoted to the defense of civil and religious liberty. Milton is often considered the greatest english poet after Shakespeare.