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Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator - Goodreads

An epic poem in blank verse. Yes, it's a theodicy. A failed one, but a really good effort. It was surprisingly readable. Maybe because the Latin sentence structure doesn't bother me, since in Polish ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

There's all this debate over why Satan is so appealing in Paradise Lost. Did Milton screw up? Is he being cynical, or a double-secret atheist? And why is God such a dick? But no one asks whether, say ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Keely - Goodreads

Milton wrote this while blind, and claimed it was the result of divine inspiration which visited him nightly. There are few texts that could reasonably be added into the Bible, and this is certainly ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Emilian Kasemi - Goodreads

Epic! Among the very best I've read along with Homer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Tolstoj, Melville, Joyce, Musil, Mann, Proust, Kafka, Dostojevskij, Hamsun, Walser... We have also a contestant for the most inspiring poem ever! Enough said. Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

Man, Milton is just nuts. He doesn't synthesize as much as he subsumes entire civilizations worth of symbols, motifs and allegories into his own extended riff on the first four books of genesis. He ... Read full review

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