John Milton: The Self and the World

Forsideomslag
University Press of Kentucky, 1. jan. 1993 - 358 sider
"Winner of the James Holly Hanford Prize given by the Milton Society of America An exporation into the mind of John Milton that probes deeper than previous biographical studies, John Shawcross's award-winning text examines the psychological underpinnings of Milton's decision to become a poet, the homoerotic dimensions of his personality, and his relationships with his father and mother. John T. Shawcross is professor emeritus of English at the University of Kentucky and the author and editor of many books. See other books in the series Studies in the English Renaissance.

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This book offers a wealth of insights into Milton's works. Not attempting to supersede William Riley Parker's two-volume Milton: A Biography ( LJ 2/15/69) as the standard life, Shawcross delves into ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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The Roots of Being Some Problems in Miltons Biography
1
A Biographical and Literary Overview to 1645
16
The Lady of Christs
33
Decision to Become a Poet
61
Preparations
71
The Left Hand and the Great Purpose
93
Education as Means
108
Covenant Sacred and Profaned
128
Further Interferences of the Self
213
The Political Dimension
233
The Religious Precept
247
The Bible
260
Milton and 1674
272
The Commonplace Book
281
Languages in the Commonplace Book
285
Dating of the Plans
289

Moves toward the Great Purpose
143
A Biographical and Literary Overview to 1674
163
Interferences of the Self
175
The Personal World Man and Woman
193
Notes
295
Index
344
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