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Milton: Paradise Lost By David Loewenstein

Milton: Paradise Lost
by David Loewenstein

This book provides a new and stimulating introduction to Paradise Lost, arguably the greatest epic in the English language. David Loewenstein examines Milton's poem in its historical, theological and literary context, and highlights the poet's imaginative daring as he revises the epic tradition and brilliantly elaborates upon Genesis.
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Milton: Paradise Lost by David Loewenstein

This book provides a new and stimulating introduction to Paradise Lost, arguably the greatest epic in the English language. David Loewenstein examines Milton's poem in its historical, theological and literary context, and highlights the poet's imaginative daring as he revises the epic tradition and brilliantly elaborates upon Genesis. A concluding chapter surveys the influence of this visionary poem as a source of creative invention for later writers, and there is a thorough guide to further reading.

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Table of Contents


Chronology; The chronology of events in Paradise Lost; Part I. Paradise Lost in Milton's Career and Age: 1. 'Long choosing, and beginning late'; 2. Lycidas; 3. Writing in the English Revolution and the Restoration; 4. Milton's blindness; 5. The Christian Doctrine and Milton's theological heresies; Part II. Interpreting Paradise Lost: 6. 'Say first what cause': Paradise Lost and beginnings; 7. 'To raise/That Name': Paradise Lost and epic ambition; 8. The voice of the poet; 9. Answerable styles; 10. Satan: daring ambition and heroic ideology; 11. Hell: geographical place and internal state; 12. God, providence, and free will; 13. Milton's Eden; 14. Adam and Eve and human sexuality; 15. The material cosmos of Paradise Lost; 16. War in Heaven; 17. Creation; 18. The tragedy of the Fall; 19. Postlapsarian history and the inner paradise; Part III. The Literary Afterlife of Paradise Lost: 20. Revisions from the restoration to the romantics.

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GOR001242796
Milton: Paradise Lost by David Loewenstein
David Loewenstein
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1993-08-12
159
0521398991
9780521398992
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