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Steadman, John M.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 8,523 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Epic poetry  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR3562, 821.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John M Steadman
 
Most widely held works by John M Steadman
Milton and the Renaissance hero by John M Steadman( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic and tragic structure in Paradise lost by John M Steadman( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of Asia by John M Steadman( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature into myth : medieval and Renaissance moral symbols by John M Steadman( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton's epic characters : image and idol by John M Steadman( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral fiction in Milton and Spenser by John M Steadman( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Moral Fiction in Milton and Spenser, John M. Steadman examines how Milton and Spenser - and Renaissance poets in general - applied their art toward the depiction of moral and historical "truth." Steadman centers his study on the various poetic techniques of illusion that these poets employed in their effort to bridge the gap between truth and imaginative fiction. Emphasizing the significant affinities and the crucial differences between the seventeenth-century heroic poet and his sixteenth-century "original," Steadman analyzes the diverse ways in which Milton and Spenser exploited traditional invocation formulas and the commonplaces of the poet's divine imagination. Steadman suggests that these poets, along with most other Renaissance poets, did not actually regard themselves as divinely inspired but, rather, resorted to a common fiction to create the appearance of having special insight into the truth. The first section of this study traces the persona of the inspired poet in DuBartas's La Sepmaine and in The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost. Reevaluating the views of twentieth-century critics, it emphasizes the priority of conscious fiction over autobiographical "fact" in these poets' adaptations of this topos. The second section develops the contrast between the two principal heroic poems of the English Renaissance, The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost, in terms of the contrasting aesthetic principles underlying the romance genre and the neoclassical epic
The lamb and the elephant; ideal imitation and the context of Renaissance allegory by John M Steadman( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wall of paradise : essays on Milton's poetics by John M Steadman( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton's Biblical and classical imagery by John M Steadman( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hill and the labyrinth : discourse and certitude in Milton and his near-contemporaries by John M Steadman( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton and the paradoxes of Renaissance heroism by John M Steadman( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining a period style : "Renaissance," "Mannerist," and "Baroque" in literature by John M Steadman( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Milton encyclopedia by William B Hunter( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy of Francis Bacon( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryoanji Temple and other poems by John M Steadman( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnaissances : poems by John M Steadman( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter harvest : a retrospective : verses by John M Steadman( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Milton encyclopedia by William B Hunter( Book )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In earnest or game : a seriocomic medley : verses early or late by John M Steadman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disembodied laughter by John M Steadman( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Reconnaissances : poems
Alternative Names
Steadman, John M.

Steadman, John M. (John Marcellus)

Steadman, John Marcellus

Languages
English (153)

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Reconnaissances : poems