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The new Milton criticism / edited by Peter C. Herman and Elizabeth Sauer
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  PR3588 .N48 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description xii, 253 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: paradigms lost, paradigms found: the new Milton criticism / Peter C. Herman and Elizabeth Sauer -- 1. Milton's fetters, or, why Eden is better than heaven / Richard Strier; 2. 'Whose fault, whose but his own?': Paradise Lost, contributory negligence, and the problem of cause / Peter C. Herman; 3. The political theology of Milton's heaven / John Rogers; 4. Meanwhile: (un)making time in Paradise Lost / Judith Scherer Herz; 5. The gnostic Milton: salvation and divine similitude in Paradise Regained / Michael Bryson; 6. Discontents with the drama of regeneration / Elizabeth Sauer -- 7. Against fescues and ferulas: personal affront and individual liberty in Milton's early prose / Christopher D'Addario; 8. Disruptive partners: Milton and seventeenth-century women writers / Shannon Miller; 9. Eve and the ironic theodicy of the new Milton criticism / Thomas Festa; 10. Man and thinker: Denis Saurat, and the old new Milton criticism / Jeffrey Shoulson; 11. The poverty of context: Cambridge School history and the new Milton criticism / William Kolbrener
Summary "The New Milton Criticism seeks to emphasize ambivalence and discontinuity in Milton's work and interrogate the assumptions and certainties in previous Milton scholarship. Contributors to the volume move Milton's open-ended poetics to the centre of Milton studies by showing how analysing irresolvable questions - religious, philosophical and literary critical - transforms interpretation and enriches appreciation of his work. The New Milton Criticism encourages scholars to embrace uncertainties in his writings rather than attempt to explain them away. Twelve critics from a range of countries, approaches and methodologies explore these questions in these new readings of Paradise Lost and other works. Sure to become a focus of debate and controversy in the field, this volume is a truly original contribution to early modern studies"-- Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Herman, Peter C., 1958-
Sauer, Elizabeth, 1964-

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