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Milton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation
     

Milton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation

by John P. Rumrich
 

ISBN-10: 0521551730

ISBN-13: 9780521551731

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Milton holds a crucial strategic position on the intellectual and ideological map of literary studies. In this provocative and liberating study, John P. Rumrich contends that contemporary critics have contributed to the invention of a monolithic or institutional Milton: censorious preacher, aggressive misogynist, and champion of the emerging bourgeoisie.

Overview

John Milton holds a crucial strategic position on the intellectual and ideological map of literary studies. In this provocative and liberating study, John P. Rumrich contends that contemporary critics have contributed to the invention of a monolithic or institutional Milton: censorious preacher, aggressive misogynist, and champion of the emerging bourgeoisie. Rumrich exposes the historical inaccuracies and logical inconsistencies that sustain this orthodoxy, and argues instead for a more complex Milton who was able to accommodate uncertainty and doubt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551731
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Abbreviations and note on translations; 1. Introduction: the invented Milton; 2. The question of context; 3. Responses and their vicissitudes; 4. Comus: a fit of the mother; 5. The art of generation; 6. Culture and anarchy; Notes; Index.

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