Heirs of Fame: Milton and Writers of the English Renaissance

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Heirs of Fame: Milton and Writers of the English Renaissance brings together a dozen essays by recognized scholars of the English Renaissance. Because each essay juxtaposes Milton with another major writer from the period, the volume should contribute to current efforts to place Milton in his historical period and culture. The contextualizing influences considered by the various contributors include politics, biography, Christian exegetical traditions, social and even academic ...
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Overview

Heirs of Fame: Milton and Writers of the English Renaissance brings together a dozen essays by recognized scholars of the English Renaissance. Because each essay juxtaposes Milton with another major writer from the period, the volume should contribute to current efforts to place Milton in his historical period and culture. The contextualizing influences considered by the various contributors include politics, biography, Christian exegetical traditions, social and even academic contexts.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780838752760
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Pages: 317

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Spenser, Milton, and the Representation of Evil 14
Beyond Androgyny: Sidney, Milton, and the Phoenix 34
Of Prelacy and Polity in Milton and Hooker 66
The Craftsmanship of God: Some Structural Contexts for the Poems of Mr. John Milton (1645) 85
Myth, Masque, and Marriage: Paradise Lost and Shakespeare's Romances 114
Lachrymae Christi: The Theology of Tears in Milton's Lycidas and Donne's Sermon "Jesus Wept" 135
Milton: The Truest of the Sons of Ben 158
"By Art Is Created That Great... State": Milton's Paradise Lost and Hobbes's Leviathan 184
Milton and Crashaw: The Cambridge and Italian Years 208
The Genius of the Wood and the Prelate of the Grove: Milton and Marvell 230
Milton, Bunyan, and the Clothing of Truth and Righteousness 247
Milton, Dryden, and the Politics of Literary Controversy 270
Notes on Contributors 291
Bibliography 293
Index 315
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