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Milton's Paradise Lost
     

Milton's Paradise Lost

by Margaret Olufson Thickstun
 
This book reads Milton's Paradise Lost as a poem that seeks to educate its reader by narrating the education of its main characters. Many of Milton's characters enter the action in late adolescence, newly independent and eager to test themselves, to discover who they are and their place in the world. The poem charts their progress into moral adulthood. Taking as its

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This book reads Milton's Paradise Lost as a poem that seeks to educate its reader by narrating the education of its main characters. Many of Milton's characters enter the action in late adolescence, newly independent and eager to test themselves, to discover who they are and their place in the world. The poem charts their progress into moral adulthood. Taking as its premise that attention to the moral development of the poem's main characters will open the poem to most undergraduate readers, this book explores both the pedagogical activity within Paradise Lost and the pedagogical activity that the poem encourages.

About the Author:
Margaret Olofson Thickstun currently holds the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professorship in English Literature at Hamilton College

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'My favorite of all the recent Milton books, Margaret Olofson Thickstun's Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education, points out how occupied with teaching and learning everyone except Satan is ...The author emphasizes the earthy humbleness that anchors this loftiest of poems.' - Jonathan Rosen in The New Yorker

'Thickstun is a canny close reader.' - Roger Pooley, Modern Language Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230260801
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/17/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
243 KB

Meet the Author

Margaret Thickstun holds the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professorship in English Literature at Hamilton College.

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