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Shawcross, John T.

Overview
Works: 95 works in 354 publications in 2 languages and 17,717 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Blank verse  History  Illustrated works  Sonnets  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR3560, 821.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John T Shawcross
 
Most widely held works by John T Shawcross
Achievements of the left hand: essays on the prose of John Milton by Michael Lieb( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton: the critical heritage by John T Shawcross( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton : the self and the world by John T Shawcross( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography combines the traditional chronological narrative with a technique akin to that of fiction, "a mixture of times and a triggering of remembreances." It examines two current concerns, gender attitudes and political ideologies, ranging Milton's work against the self he exhibits
The complete poetry of John Donne by John Donne( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With mortal voice : the creation of Paradise lost by John T Shawcross( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More often than not, critics have looked upon Milton's great epic not as a literary work but rather as a theological tract or a display of Renaissance learning. In this book John Shawcross seeks to redress that critical imbalance by examining the poem for its literary values. In doing so he reveals the scope and depth of Milton's poetic craftsmanship in his control of such elements as structure, myth, style, and language; and he offers new approaches to reading Paradise Lost as a literary masterpiece rather than a relic of religious history
Milton, 1732-1801: the critical heritage by John T Shawcross( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and motifs in literature by David J Burrows( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and style in Milton; a symposium in honor of the tercentenary of Paradise lost( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost, and other poems by John Milton( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1: "This authoritative text of the first edition of John Milton's Paradise lost transcribes the original 10-book poem, records its textual problems and numerous differences from the second edition, and discusses in critical commentary the importance of these issues"--Provided by publisher
Milton : a bibliography for the years 1624-1700 by John T Shawcross( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and French and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Milton studies : time present and time past by John T Shawcross( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study looks at two opposite problems that face literary criticism. Scholarship of the past has frequently been iterated in the present without analyzing or corroborating interpretations or supposed "facts." Scholarship of the present may, therefore, rest on an unacceptable or erroneous basis. On the other hand, scholarship of the past has often been unknown in the present or just ignored, even though present-day criticism may be enhanced or developed or achieve greater cogency by knowledge of past critical evidence. Such matters are pursued here as they impinge in certain areas of the life and work of John Milton."--Jacket
Milton and the grounds of contention( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of Milton's thought : law, government, and religion by John T Shawcross( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this pioneering book, John T. Shawcross debunks a common assumption about what we see in Milton's work: that Milton's views remained unchanged over time. Shawcross systematically analyzes this belief in light of Milton's vocation, social life, politics, and religion, and presents us with a Milton who, indeed, changes his mind." "Shawcross's presentation of a Milton whose thought does actually develop and change - albeit with an unbending belief that faith and God supervene - is an essential contribution to Milton scholarship. In addition to its relevance to Milton scholars, the text will be of interest to cultural and church historians, theologians, and students of the seventeenth century."--Jacket
John Milton and influence : presence in literature, history, and culture by John T Shawcross( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise regain'd : worthy t'have not remain'd so long unsung by John T Shawcross( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncertain world of Samson Agonistes by John T Shawcross( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Milton's dramatic poem Samson Agonistes is rich with ambiguities and here Professor Shawcross proposes that they are intentional: the actual words, the dates of composition, the genre and the characters - particularly Samson and Dalila but also Manoa, Harapha, and the Chorus. Ambiguity also lies in Milton's presentation of political issues both philosophical and practical, his treatment of gender concepts, the constant questioning of the reader, and the poem's effect. Discussing all these elements, Shawcross follows with a detailed reading of the text which argues that it remains purposefully ambiguous, reflecting Milton's own recognition of the uncertainty of the content, and suggesting that Milton himself would question some of the 'solutions' that modern scholarship has offered in the last two decades."--Jacket
The arms of the family : the significance of John Milton's relatives and associates by John T Shawcross( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compelled by the desire to understand Milton as purely the product of his historical milieu, biographers have neglected the domestic and personal influences on his life and art. While many biographies have examined Milton's life in the context of the political, social, and religious attitudes in Britain during the tumultuous seventeenth century, very few facts of the poet's private life are known. The Arms of the Family amplifies author John T. Shawcross's earlier investigation of Milton's personal relationships and attitudes in his biography, John Milton: The Self and the World. Unlike any other scholar, Shawcross introduces a crucial element previously neglected by biographers: the role that family and friends played in sculpting the revered author."--Jacket
 
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John Milton : the self and the world
Alternative Names
Shawcross, John Thomas 1924-

Languages
English (156)

French (1)

Covers
Milton, 1732-1801: the critical heritageMyths and motifs in literatureParadise lost, and other poemsRethinking Milton studies : time present and time pastMilton and the grounds of contentionThe development of Milton's thought : law, government, and religionJohn Milton and influence : presence in literature, history, and cultureThe uncertain world of Samson AgonistesThe arms of the family : the significance of John Milton's relatives and associates