Is Milton Better than Shakespeare?

Is Milton Better than Shakespeare?

by Nigel Smith
     
 

Smith makes a compelling case for Milton’s relevance to our present situation. In direct and accessible terms, he shows how the seventeenth-century poet, while working to write the greatest heroic poem in the English language, also managed to theorize about religious, political, and civil liberty in ways that matter as much today as they did in Puritanical times… See more details below

Overview

Smith makes a compelling case for Milton’s relevance to our present situation. In direct and accessible terms, he shows how the seventeenth-century poet, while working to write the greatest heroic poem in the English language, also managed to theorize about religious, political, and civil liberty in ways that matter as much today as they did in Puritanical times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674028326
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Smith is Professor of English at Princeton University and editor of The Poems of Andrew Marvell in the Longman Annotated English Poets Series.

Table of Contents

  • Biographical Outline
  • Introduction

  1. Poetics and Poetic Strategies
  2. Divorce
  3. Free Will
  4. Tyranny and Kingship
  5. Free States
  6. Imagining Creation

  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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