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Revolution

Craig Kallendorf

in The Other Virgil: `Pessimistic' Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212361
eISBN:
9780191707285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212361.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers three key assaults on the Ancien Régime: those of Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century; the American colonies at the end of the 18th; and the French citizenry, from the assault ... More


Eve's ‘Grateful Digressions’ and the Birth of Reflection

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Milton's Paradise Lost represents the ‘grateful digressions’ (8.55) of unfallen Adam and Eve, like the angels' labyrinth dances and mazes of Paradise as examples of heavenly ... More


Paradise Lost: pretending to say the unsayable

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the elaborate diffusion of ineffable presences in the monist materialist universe of Paradise Lost. It analyses the various poetic strategies Milton uses to assert his putative ... More


John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Paul Hammond and Blair Worden (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This volume offers a series of fresh explorations of the life, writing, and reputation of John Milton. The ten papers take us inside Milton's verse and prose, into the context of the events and the ... More


“This Pendant World”: Creating Miltonic Modernity

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Paradise Lost faces the challenge of creating, organizing, and governing worlds. Yet Milton rejects the epic’s favorite topic, imperial desire, fully embracing the cosmological turn initiated by ... More


Dystopia and Poetic Vision in L’Homme qui rit

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 3 looks at L’Homme qui rit (1869), a work set in late- and post-Restoration England that, like Les Travailleurs de la mer, reveals Hugo’s extraordinary rhetorical and visionary powers. The ... More


Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Joad Raymond

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199560509
eISBN:
9780191701801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Milton's Paradise Lost is a poem about angels. It is told by and of angels; it relies upon their conflicts, communications, and miscommunications. They are the creatures of Milton's narrative, ... More


Milton and the Romantics

David Fairer

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

According to Joseph Wittreich, Romantic poets empowered Milton by making him whole again through their readings of his poetry in the future tense, so that poems emerging from one moment of crisis ... More


Toleration in Milton's Epics: A Chimera?

Sharon Achinstein

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The chapter explores how Milton's epic poems express a vision of tolerance that is critical of secularism. Though committed to a procedural principle of toleration, the imaginative visions of ... More


Milton: Literature and Life

Blair Worden

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

In 1660, upon the Restoration of Charles to the English throne, John Milton went into hiding. His treatises Eikonoklastes and Defensio were condemned and burned. Milton faced the prospect of public ... More


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