9780631214083

A Companion to Milton

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    9780631214083

  • ISBN10:

    0631214089

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-07-05
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

The diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies is brought alive in this stimulating Companion. Winner of the Milton Society of America's Irene Samuels Book Award in 2002. Invites readers to explore and enjoy Milton's rich and fascinating work. Comprises 29 fresh and powerful readings of Milton's texts and the contexts in which they were created, each written by a leading scholar. Looks at literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, other relevant contemporary texts and responses to Milton over time. Devotes a whole chapter to each major poem, and four to Paradise Lost. Conveys the excitement of recent developments in the field.

Author Biography

Thomas N. Corns is a Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. His many publications include Milton's Language (Blackwell, 1990), Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660 (1992), and Regaining Paradise Lost (1994). He is also the editor of The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I (1999).

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Acknowledgments, Abbreviations and a Note on Editions Used xi
The Contributors xii
PART I: The Cultural Context 1(106)
Genre
3(19)
Barbara K. Lewalski
The Classical Literary Tradition
22(15)
John K. Hale
Milton on the Bible
37(18)
Regina M. Schwartz
Literary Baroque and Literary Neoclassicism
55(17)
Graham Parry
Milton and English Poetry
72(18)
Achsah Guibbory
Milton's English
90(17)
Thomas N. Corns
PART II: Politics and Religion 107(104)
The Legacy of the Late Jacobean Period
109(15)
Cedric C. Brown
Milton and Puritanism
124(17)
N. H. Keeble
Radical Heterodoxy and Heresy
141(16)
John Rumrich
Milton and Ecology
157(17)
Diane Kelsey McColley
The English and Other Peoples
174(17)
Andrew Hadfield
The Literature of Controversy
191(20)
Joad Raymond
PART III: Texts 211(234)
The Early Poetry
213(2)
`On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', `Upon the Circumcision' and `The Passion'
215(17)
Thomas N. Corns
John Milton's Comus
232(14)
Leab S. Marcus
`Lycidas'
246(17)
Stella P. Revard
The Prose
261(2)
Early Political Prose
263(16)
Elizabeth Skerpan Wheeler
Milton, Marriage and Divorce
279(15)
Annabel Patterson
Republicanism
294(15)
Martin Dzelzainis
Late Political Prose
309(20)
Laura Lunger Knoppers
The Late Poetry
327(2)
Paradise Lost in Intellectual History
329(19)
Stephen M. Fallon
The Radical Religious Politics of Paradise Lost
348(15)
David Loewenstein
Obedience and Autonomy in Paradise Lost
363(17)
Michael Schoenfeldt
Paradise Lost and the Multiplicity of Time
380(13)
Amy Boesky
Self-Contradicting Puns in Paradise Lost
393(18)
John Leonard
Samson Agonistes
411(18)
Sharon Achinstein
Paradise Regained
429(16)
Margaret Kean
PART IV: Influences and Reputation 445(36)
Reading Milton, 1674-1800
447(16)
Kay Gilliland Stevenson
Milton: The Romantics and After
463(18)
Peter J. Kitson
PART V: Biography 481(18)
The Life Records
483(16)
Gordon Campbell
Consolidated Bibliography 499(22)
General Index 521

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