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Wittreich, Joseph Anthony

Overview
Works: 46 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 11,845 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR3588, 821.4
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Most widely held works by Joseph Anthony Wittreich
Blake's sublime allegory; essays on The four Zoas, Milton, Jerusalem by Stuart Curran( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton and the line of vision( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calm of mind; tercentenary essays on Paradise regained and Samson Agonistes in honor of John S. Diekhoff by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romantics on Milton; formal essays and critical asides. With a critical introd. and notes by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel of apocalypse : Blake's idea of Milton by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist Milton by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visionary poetics : Milton's tradition and his legacy by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apocalypse in English Renaissance thought and literature : patterns, antecedents, and repercussions( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Samson Agonistes by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Milton matters : a new preface to his writings by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet of the seventeenth century, Milton with his future gaze may prove to be (singularly among the triumvirate of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton) the poet for the new millennium--the poet for the twenty-first century. Milton will be so to the extent that through him we see the upheavals in the humanities as deriving not from a revision of the canon but rather, as Bill Readings insists in The University in Ruins, from?a crisis in the function of the canon? and, then, to the extent that Milton shocks us into the recognition that poets sometimes deliver messages at odds with those with which they are credited
Shifting contexts : reinterpreting Samson Agonistes by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samson Agonistes is the climax and completion of Milton's poetic vision. As such, it has become the work at which the critical controversies in Milton studies converge and from which new critical perspectives on Milton's poems emerge." "In 1969, John Carey heralded the birth of new critical perspectives when he contended that Milton's dramatic poem "is not a drama of inner regeneration," a view that flies in the face of traditional interpretation, which tends to perceive Samson as a hero of regeneration. Carey also focused on Samson's "tragic sulk" and the "theatre-demolition" at the feast of Dagon. Following Carey's lead, other critics, notably Irene Samuel, began to question the various elements, large and small, of the traditional interpretation of Samson Agonistes. Milton's religious and political thinking, his use of prosody and verse, his outlook on tragedy, and the like were all reexamined." "Since this revisionist view of the poem began to develop, it has unfolded with a decisiveness and momentum that now challenge the traditional view, if not overthrow it. The dramatic poem's ambiguities highlight Milton's innovative adaptation of the biblical narrative concerning Samson, undermine the traditional ideas of Samson's election by God and his redemption, question the typological alignment of the Hebraic and Christian Scriptures whereby Samson traditionally is perceived as a "hero of faith" who prefigures the mission and ministry of Jesus, and draw attention to Milton's Arminianism, Calvinism, and other theological views."--Jacket
"Image of that horror" : history, prophecy, and apocalypse in King Lear by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altering eyes : new perspectives on Samson Agonistes( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century accounts of William Blake by Joseph Anthony Wittreich( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soundings of things done : essays in early modern literature in honor of S.K. Heninger, Jr.( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mid-nineteenth century writers : Eliot, De Quincey, Emerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary monographs, vol. 6: Medieval and Renaissance literature( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary monographs, vol. 7: Thackeray, Hawthorne and Melville, and Dreiser( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval & Renaissance literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton and the climates of reading : essays by Balachandra Rajan( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Why Milton matters : a new preface to his writings
Alternative Names
Wittreich, Joseph.

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Languages
English (153)

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Shifting contexts : reinterpreting Samson Agonistes"Image of that horror" : history, prophecy, and apocalypse in King LearAltering eyes : new perspectives on Samson AgonistesSoundings of things done : essays in early modern literature in honor of S.K. Heninger, Jr.Milton and the climates of reading : essays