|J Milton turns 400!
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|Author:||Robert Tulip [ Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:41 am ]|
|Post subject:||J Milton turns 400!|
Volume 56, Number 3 · February 26, 2009
Heroic Milton: Happy Birthday
By Frank Kermode
John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought
by Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns
Oxford University Press, 488 pp., $39.95
Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer, and Patriot
by Anna Beer
Bloomsbury, 458 pp., $34.99
Is Milton Better Than Shakespeare?
by Nigel Smith
Harvard University Press, 214 pp., $22.95
... This is an interesting article - available at link above.
|Author:||DWill [ Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:29 am ]|
The article was informative, written by a wise scholar. I completely agree with him that we admire PL today as " a feat of poetic architecture without rival except the ancient epics whose messages of virtue it transcends." This gives credit both to its art and to the moral seriousness you have appreciated. The critic Walter Raleigh called PL "a monument to dead ideas," but then told us that to be monumental in itself acheivement enough. Milton is a writer who is very hard to pigeonhole; as Kermode says, he is self-contradictory. And he contains multitudes.
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