Oxford University Press, 1994 - 324 páginas
Perhaps the greatest poet in the English language after Shakespeare, John Milton actually published very little until the appearance of Poems of Mr John Milton, both English and Latin in 1646, when he was thirty-seven. Including a wide range of his verse, this completely new selection of
Milton's finest poetry offers extensive passages from Samson Agonistes, Paradise Regained, and his most famous work, Paradise Lost. Accessible and fully annotated, this volume shows just why Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable.
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Introduction Milton's place in the canon of English literature rests upon Paradise Lost . Yet , it is worth pondering the likelihood that the poem first published in 1667 as a ten - book epic , and finally recast in twelve books shortly ...
For , by relocating Paradise Lost in antiquity , it is made a classic text . The conferral of canonical status on the poem is thus an attempt on Dryden's part to distance himself from it . What is involved is not simply aesthetic ...
Is this the region , this the soil , the clime , Said then the lost archangel , this the seat That we must change for heaven , this mournful gloom For that celestial light ? Be it so , since he Who now is sovereign can dispose and bid ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing
Recently, I read PL during my morning walks. Often aloud, it went surprisingly fast--about half a book per day, completed in a month. Of course, so many of the allusions, even with good footnotes and ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - dalekk - LibraryThing
The texts in this book form a central part of my dissertation so my copy is very well-thumbed! It's great for students like myself as there's room for annotations etc. and has informative footnotes ... Leer comentario completo
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