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A companion to Milton

The diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies is brought alive in this stimulating Companion. Winner of the Milton Society of America's Irene Samuels Book Award in 2002. Invites readers to explore and enjoy Milton's rich and fascinating work. Comprises 29 fresh and powerful readings of Milton's texts and the contexts in which they were created, each written by a leading scholar. Looks at literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, other relevant contemporary te
eBook, English, 2001
Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, UK, 2001
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (546 pages)
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A COMPANION TO MILTON; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements, Abbreviations and a Note on Editions Used; The Contributors; PART I: The Cultural Context; 1 Genre; 2 The Classical Literary Tradition; 3 Milton on the Bible; 4 Literary Baroque and Literary Neoclassicism; 5 Milton and English Poetry; 6 Milton's English; PART II: Politics and Religion; 7 The Legacy of the Late Jacobean Period; 8 Milton and Puritanism; 9 Radical Heterodoxy and Heresy; 10 Milton and Ecology; 11 The English and Other Peoples; 12 The Literature of Controversy; PART III: Texts; The Early Poetry. 13 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Upon the Circumcision' and 'The Passion'14 John Milton's Comus; 15 'Lycidas'; The Prose; 16 Early Political Prose; 17 Milton, Marriage and Divorce; 18 Republicanism; 19 Late Political Prose; The Late Poetry; 20 Paradise Lost in Intellectual History; 21 The Radical Religious Politics of Paradise Lost; 22 Obedience and Autonomy in Paradise Lost; 23 Paradise Lost and the Multiplicity of Time; 24 Self-Contradicting Puns in Paradise Lost; 25 Samson Agonistes; 26 Paradise Regained; PART IV: Influences and Reputation; 27 Reading Milton, 1674-1800. 28 Milton: The Romantics and AfterPART V: Biography; 29 The Life Records; Consolidated Bibliography; General Index