A New Companion to Milton

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Thomas N. Corns
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 21, 2016 - Literary Criticism - 672 pages

A New Companion to Milton builds on the critically-acclaimed original, bringing alive the diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies while reflecting the very latest advances in research in the field.

  • Comprises 36 powerful readings of Milton's texts and the contexts in which they were created, each written by a leading scholar
  • Retains 28 of the award-winning essays from the first edition, revised and updated to reflect the most recent research
  • Contains a new section exploring Milton's global impact, in China, India, Japan, Korea, in Spanish speaking American and the Arab-speaking world
  • Includes eight completely new full-length essays, each of which engages closely with Milton's poetic oeuvre, and a new chronology which sets Milton's life and work in the context of his age
  • Explores literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, and responses to Milton over time
 

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Contents

The Classical Literary Tradition
22
Milton on the Bible
37
Literary Baroque and Literary Neoclassicism
55
Milton and English Poetry
71
Miltons English
90
The Legacy of the Late Jacobean Period
109
Radical Heterodoxy and Heresy
141
Milton and Ecology
157
Milton in Intellectual History
356
The Radical Religious Politics of Paradise Lost
376
Obedience and Autonomy in Paradise Lost
391
Paradise Lost and the Multiplicity of Time
408
SelfContradicting Puns in Paradise Lost
421
A Paradise for Poets
439
Miltons Chaos
460
Samson Agonistes
475

The English and Other Peoples
174
The Literature of Controversy
191
On the Morning of Christs Nativity Upon the Circumcision
213
The Poetic Promise of On the Morning of Christs Nativity
230
Lycidas
255
Miltons Sonnets
270
Early Political Prose
291
Milton Marriage and Divorce
308
Republicanism
323
Late Political Prose
338
Memorial Performance and Tragic Action in Samson Agonistes
493
Satan the Son of God and the Brief Epic
517
Reading Milton 16741800
531
The Romantics and After
547
Miltons Global Impact
566
A Chronology
587
Consolidated Bibliography
602
Index
641
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About the author (2016)

Thomas N. Corns is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Bangor University. Together with Gordon Campbell, he is the General Editor of The Complete Works of John Milton. His recent publications include John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (with Gordon Campbell, 2008), an edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley (with Ann Hughes and David Loewenstein, 2009), and The Milton Encyclopedia (2012). He is currently working with David Loewenstein on a scholarly edition of Paradise Lost. Professor Corns is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.

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