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Rees, Christine
Johnson's Milton / Christine Rees
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PR3537.L5 R44 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation
Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Influence
Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description xiii, 296 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [274]-290) and index
Contents Johnson the reader/writer : appropriating Milton's texts. Summoning Milton's ghost : Miltonic allusion in the periodical essays ; 'No Miltonian fire'? : Miltonic allusion in Johnson's poetry ; Rasselas : a rewriting of Paradise lost? ; 'Licence they mean when they cry liberty' : the 1770s tracts -- Johnson the critic : assessing Milton's achievement. 'Phantoms which cannot be wounded' : the Lauder affair ; Cutting a Colossus : Johnson's criticism of Paradise lost ; Cherry-stones : Johnson on Milton's shorter poems -- Johnson the biographer : constructing Milton's character. 'An acrimonious and surly republican' : Milton as political subject ; 'Domestick privacies' : Milton as private subject ; Conclusion : 'what other author ever soared so high?'

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