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Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose - David Loewenstein

Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose

By: David Loewenstein (Editor), James Grantham Turner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th April 1990
ISBN: 9780521344586
Number Of Pages: 300

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In this book, some of the most eminent critics of seventeenth-century literature and some of the liveliest younger scholars explore the interconnections among Milton's politics, poetics, and prose writings. While the essays focus on Milton's prose, they open up new perspectives on his major poems and on seventeenth-century ideologies, theologies, and interpretive practices. These essays challenge the notion of Milton's prose as an "achievement of the left hand," proposing a complex relation between text and context, the aesthetic and the sociopolitical, issues of representation and the politics of gender.

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
A note on citations and abbreviationsp. xiv
Introduction: "Labouring in the Word"p. 1
Embodying glory: the apocalyptic strain in Milton's Of Reformationp. 9
Wanting a supplement: the question of interpretation in Milton's early prosep. 41
The metaphysics of Milton's divorce tractsp. 69
No meer amatorious novel?p. 85
Areopagitica: voicing contexts, 1643-5p. 103
Milton's Observations upon the Articles of Peace: Ireland under English eyesp. 123
Milton's iconoclastic truthp. 135
"Suffering for Truths sake": Milton and martyrdomp. 153
Milton and the poetics of defensep. 171
Elective poetics and Milton's prose: A Treatise of Civil Power and Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings Out of the Churchp. 193
Milton's The Readie and Easie Way and the English jeremiadp. 213
Citation, authority, and De Doctrina Christianap. 227
The History of Britain and its Restoration audiencep. 241
The poetics of engagementp. 257
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780521344586
ISBN-10: 0521344581
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 27th April 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.61

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