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Getting What You Wish For: A Reading of the Fall

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter relates the separate falls of Eve and Adam in book 9, respectively, to deeply held wishes that Milton reveals in other writings throughout his career. The fall of Eve grows out of the ... More


Gower

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The significance of nature for Gower is apparent simply in the frequency with which he uses nature terms. This chapter deals mainly with Confessio Amantis, Gower's great English work. Most of this ... More


Donne’s “Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”

John Freccero

Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain (eds)

in In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264278
eISBN:
9780823266760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264278.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the poetry of John Donne. Among English poets who underwent the influence of Italian love poetry of the Renaissance, Donne stands out as one who sought to reconcile the errant ... More


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