Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum

Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum

by Donald Dickson
     
 

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Rudrum was the first to critique the Vaughan twins (poet Henry and occultist philosopher Thomas) together, and is the world's leading scholars on Vaughan, as well as a commentator who has been the boon companion to many a student of Milton. This collection in Rudrum's honor examines intertextual references primarily in the literary Vaughan, but it includes interesting… See more details below

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Rudrum was the first to critique the Vaughan twins (poet Henry and occultist philosopher Thomas) together, and is the world's leading scholars on Vaughan, as well as a commentator who has been the boon companion to many a student of Milton. This collection in Rudrum's honor examines intertextual references primarily in the literary Vaughan, but it includes interesting essays on Milton's work and contexts as well. Topics include Vaughan's Silex Scintillans, "The Search," and poems of mourning, his private devotions, his concept of nature, and his views on the empowerment of poetry. Essays on Milton include his allusions, his relationship with the censor's Index, and his perception of wilderness. One essay approaches Vaughan and Milton in terms of their relations with the concept of the living earth, and one examines Blake's Milton in light of Vaughan's Silex Scintillans. The volume includes a list of the principal publications of Rudrum and a very helpful consolidated bibliography and index. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780874138764
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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