Critical Insights: Paradise Lost, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642650250
  • ISBN-13: 9781642650259
  • DDC: 821.4
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Paradise Lost<\I> is widely regarded as the greatest of all epic poems in English as one of the most influential poems in the English language. This volume looks at Milton's epic from many different critical and theoretical perspectives and offers students and researchers multiple ways of engaging with a writer whom many critics consider the equal of William Shakespeare.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Volume.
Milton's Paradise Lost: Epic Lessons in How to Avoid Idolatry.
Biography of John Milton (1608-1675).
Critical Contexts.
1: The Early Modern Prison in Milton's Paradise Lost.
2: Editors' Introductions to Paradise Lost from 1950 to 2007.
3: Fall into Pain: Paradise Lost as a Narrative of Trauma.
4: “Eden Rais'd in the Wast Wilderness”: Post-Postlapsarian Landscapes in Paradise Regain'd.
Critical Readings.
5: Milton and Me: The Genesis of the New Milton Criticism.
6: Paradise Lost as a Dictated Text: I. Theoretical Considerations.
7: Paradise Lost as a Dictated Text: II. Possible Vestiges of Dictation in the Text.
8: Revealing True Warfare: Courage and Its Deceptive Appearance.
9: Temperance and the Felix Culpa in Paradise Lost.
10: Access Denied: Gates and Interdictions in Paradise Lost.
11: Angelic Intelligence and Human Culpability in Paradise Lost.
12: An Interview about Two Paradise Losts: by John Milton and Erin Shields.
13: Erin Shields's Paradise Lost: Its Success as a Work of Art.
14: Erin Shields's Paradise Lost: A Survey of Reviews.
15: Broadening Milton's Audience through Art and Adaptation: The Appeal of Cabanel and Mossman.
Works by John Milton (by date of publication).
About the Editor.