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Published by Duquesne University Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English


  • Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-264) and index.

Statementedited by Diana Treviño Benet & Michael Lieb.
SeriesDuquesne studies., v. 16
ContributionsBenet, Diana., Lieb, Michael, 1940-
LC ClassificationsPR3588 .L58 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1087312M
ISBN 100820702595
LC Control Number94011292

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Milton is a genius, but the introduction and commentary on the poem are atrocious. It reminds me of Chesterton's comment about John and Revelation: "Though St. John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators."/5(). with a Tractate of Education. the Author John Milton. the Fifth Edition. Paradise Regain'd. a Poem. in Four Books. to Which Is Added. Samson Agonistes and Poems Upon Several Occasions. with a . ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Introduction / Diana Trevino Benet and Michael Lieb The Toad at Eve's Ear: From Identity to Identification / Regina M. Schwartz That Old Man Eloquent / Annabel Patterson Forced Allusions: Avatars of King David in the Seventeenth Century / Mary Ann Radzinowicz The Student's Milton, Being the Complete Poems of John Milton, with the Greater Part of His Prose Works, Now Printed in One Volume, Together with New Translations into English of His Italian, Latin and Greek Poems, edited by Frank Allen Patterson (New York: Crofts, ; revised, ).

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