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By Thomas N. Corns

ISBN-10: 1118827821

ISBN-13: 9781118827826

A New better half to Milton builds at the critically-acclaimed unique, bringing alive the various and arguable international of up to date Milton experiences whereas reflecting the very most recent advances in study within the field.

  • Comprises 36 strong readings of Milton's texts and the contexts during which they have been created, every one written via a number one scholar
  • Retains 28 of the award-winning essays from the 1st variation, revised and up to date to mirror the latest research
  • Contains a brand new part exploring Milton's international impression, in China, India, Japan, Korea, in Spanish talking American and the Arab-speaking world
  • Includes 8 thoroughly new full-length essays, each one of which engages heavily with Milton's poetic oeuvre, and a brand new chronology which units Milton's existence and paintings within the context of his age
  • Explores literary creation and cultural ideologies, problems with politics, gender and faith, person Milton texts, and responses to Milton over time

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Milton wrote two long Latin works termed ‘defences’ – Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio … (1651) Genre 13 and Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Secunda (1654) – both of which defend the ‘English people’ for overthrowing and executing the English monarch and establishing a republic, against books by continental scholars. Milton’s most artful treatise is set forth as a speech, a deliberative oration designed to persuade a governing entity; the title points to a model in Isocrates’ address to the Areopagus of Greece, Areopagitica, A Speech of Mr.

Most remarkable, perhaps, is ‘On the late Massacher in Piedmont’, which transforms the sonnet into a prophetic Jeremiad, calling down God’s vengeance for the Waldensians slaughtered by the forces of the Roman Catholic Duke of Savoy. It incorporates many details of the atrocities from contemporary news accounts, and c­reates for the sonnet a high, epic‐like style. When Wordsworth revived the sonnet for the Romantics, Milton was his acknowledged model. ’ Some of Milton’s English and Latin prose works are presented simply as polemic treatises arguing for particular positions, while other such arguments are identified by title as belonging to a specific rhetorical genre.

All these Satanic perversions of the heroic find their climax in Book X, when Satan returns to hell intending a Roman triumph like that attending the formal coronation of Charles II (Knoppers 1994: 96–114) – to be greeted instead with a universal hiss from his f­ollowers turned into snakes, as all of them are forced to enact a grotesque black comedy of God’s devising. Milton does not use these comparisons to condemn the v­arious literary genres, nor yet to exalt Satan as hero, but to let readers discover how Satan has perverted the noblest qualities of literature’s greatest heroes, and so realize how susceptible those models of heroism are to perversion.

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