Complete Shorter Poems

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405832793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 523

View: 4668

This masterly edition contains all of Milton's English poems, with the exception of "Paradise Lost," together with translations and texts of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. First published in 1968 - and substantially updated in 1996 - John Carey's edition has, with Alastair Fowler's "Paradise Lost," established itself as the pre-eminent edition of Milton's poetry, both for the student and the general reader. Hailed as 'a very Bible of a Milton', the extensive notes and headnotes serve to illuminate the wealth of Milton's allusions and to synthesize the judgements and disagreements of a bewildering array of modern critics. Each headnote sets out details of composition and context which will deepen any reader's appreciation of the poetry, while also providing a concise overview of the critical and scholarly debates that continue to flame around the work of one of the greatest poets in the English language. Steeped in learning though it undoubtedly is, it is also an unfailing light to those who wish to plot their own path through the dazzling riches of Milton's imagination. John Carey is Emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading Miltonists. He has written extensively on Milton's life and poetry and translated his treatise 'On Christian Doctrine' for the Yale "Complete Prose Works of John Milton. "

Textanlässe, Lesetätigkeiten

Poetik und Rhetorik der Unabgeschlossenheit

Author: Detlev Gohrbandt

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823351931

Category: Books and reading

Page: 300

View: 755


Milton, Rights and Liberties

Author: Christophe Tournu,Neil Forsyth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039112364

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 533

View: 4382

On July 14th, 1790, a key figure in the French Revolution honoured Milton as a founding father of the French republic. In the light of this connection, it was appropriate that the 8th International Milton Symposium (7-11 June 2005) was held in Grenoble, cradle of the French Revolution. But the connection of Milton and Rights takes us well beyond the specific link with France, and the fascinating selection of essays assembled in this volume, many by leading Milton scholars, addresses the question in the poetry as well as the prose. Milton's fervent but changing attitude to liberties is debated from various points of view, so that the volume contains essays on topics ranging from the musical adaptations of "Samson Agonistes" to its angrily argued parallel with contemporary terrorism, from air pollution in "Paradise Lost" to Milton's supposed Puritanism and putative parallels with a French pornographer.

Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom


Category: Bible

Page: 650

View: 7339

This volume contains the fully-annotated text of Paradise Lost. A companion volume, Milton: Complete Shorter Poems, contains all Milton's remaining poetry, including the Latin poems, edited by John Carey.

Etymology and the Invention of English in Early Modern Literature

Author: Hannah Crawforth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107471338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 3258

How did authors such as Jonson, Spenser, Donne and Milton think about the past lives of the words they used? Hannah Crawforth shows how early modern writers were acutely attuned to the religious and political implications of the etymology of English words. She argues that these lexically astute writers actively engaged with the lexicographers, Anglo-Saxonists and etymologists who were carrying out a national project to recover, or invent, the origins of English, at a time when the question of a national vernacular was inseparable from that of national identity. English words are deployed to particular effect – as a polemical weapon, allegorical device, coded form of communication, type of historical allusion or political tool. Drawing together early modern literature and linguistics, Crawforth argues that the history of English as it was studied in the period radically underpins the writing of its greatest poets.

Blake: The Complete Poems

Author: W.H. Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317644360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 9235

William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this - along with his own idiosynratic concerns - flows through his poetry and art. Like Milton before him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is little short of astonishing. Consquently, his longer viosnary poems can challege the modern reader, who will find in this avowedly open edition all they might need to interpret the poetry. W. H. Stevenson's Blake is a masterpiece of scrupulous scholarship. It is, as the editor makes clear in his introduction, 'designed to be widely, and fluently, read' and this Third Edition incorporates many changes to further that aim. Many of the headnotes have been rewritten and the footnotes updated. The full texts of the early prose tracts, All Religions are One and There is no Natural Religion, are included for the first time. In many instances, Blake's capitalisation has been restored, better to convey the expressive individuality of his writing. In addition, a full colour plate section contains a representation of Blake's most significant paintings and designs. As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, Blake has perhaps more readers than ever before; Blake: The Complete Poems will stand those readers, new and old, in good stead for many years to come.

Englische Elegien

Versuche Der Poetischen Selbstvergewisserung Englischer Dichter in Ihrer Auseinandersetzung Mit Dem Tod

Author: Katja Kraushaar

Publisher: Lang, Peter, Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften


Category: Death in literature

Page: 297

View: 9687

Dieses Buch ist eine Studie zu Miltons Lycidas, Shelleys Adonais und Tennysons In Memoriam - drei Hauptwerken der englischen Elegien-dichtung. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Tod eines befreundeten Dichters oder Weggefahrten erweist sich fur alle drei Dichter als ein Krisenmoment, der ihre junge Dichterkarriere zu zerstoren droht. Angesichts dieser Bedrohung schreiben Milton, Shelley und Tennyson Elegien als Versuche der poetischen Selbstvergewisserung. Gelingt es dem Dichter, die elegische Tradition um ein eigenes herausragendes Werk zu bereichern, sich damit in die Genealogie beruhmter Vorlaufer einzuschreiben und sich zugleich die Anerkennung seiner Zeitgenossen zu sichern, erfahrt er eine tiefere und endgultige Bestatigung seiner Berufung.

John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

Author: Noam Reisner

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 3184

This new guide leads readers through the complexities of the text with detailed commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frameworks and contexts.

The Poems of John Donne: Volume One

Author: Robin Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905326

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 1552

John Donne (1572-1631) is firmly fixed in the canon of English literature. "No man is an island" and "For whom the bell tolls" are just two of his phrases known by virtually everyone. The Poems of John Donne is a two volume edition of Donne’s poems based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of his work from composition to circulation and reception. Donne’s output is tremendously varied in style and form and demonstrates his ability to change his writing according to context and occasion. This edition presents the text of all his known poems, from the epigrams, songs and satires written for fellow young men about town, to the more mature verse-epistles and memorial elegies written for his patrons. Volume One contains the Epigrams, Verse Letters to Friends, Love Lyrics, Love Elegies and Satires.

The Oxford Handbook of Milton

Author: Nicholas McDowell,Nigel Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199210888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 715

View: 1265

A comprehensive guide to the state of Milton studies in the first decade of the 21st century.

The Poet's Time

Examination of John Milton's Early Works and Edmund Waller's Poetry in the Caroline Context

Author: Younkyung Kim

Publisher: N.A



Page: 454

View: 7906


Milton: Paradise Lost

Author: Alastair Fowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

View: 1039

Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the great works of literature, of any time and in any language. Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition it is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years it has held generation upon generation of scholars, students and readers in rapt attention and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture. First published in 1968, with John Carey's Complete Shorter Poems, Alastair Fowler's Paradise Lost is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative edition of this compelling work. An unprecedented amount of detailed annotation accompanies the full text of the first (1667) edition, providing a wealth of contextual information to enrich and enhance the reader's experience. Notes on composition and context are combined with a clear explication of the multitude allusions Milton called to the poem's aid. The notes also summarise and illuminate the vast body of critical attention the poem has attracted, synthesizing the ancient and the modern to provide a comprehensive account both of the poem's development and its reception. Meanwhile, Alastair Fowler's invigorating introduction surveys the whole poem and looks in detail at such matters as Milton's theology, metrical structure and, most valuably, his complex and imaginary astronomy. The result is an enduring landmark in the field of Milton scholarship and an invaluable guide for readers of all levels.

Das verlorene Paradies (illustriert)

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635378486

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 3195

Satan und sein Gefolge haben gegen Gott rebelliert, wurden besiegt und als Strafe in die Hölle gestürzt. Sie errichten dort das Pandämonium, die Heimstatt aller gefallenen Engel, und beschließen, Gott ab jetzt durch List und Tücke statt auf dem offenen Schlachtfeld zu bekämpfen. Nach einer Beratung über das weitere Vorgehen bietet Satan sich an, die noch unbekannte Erde aufzusuchen, um herauszufinden, ob Gott die Menschen schon erschaffen hat. Der Mensch gilt als Gottes Lieblingsgeschöpf, und Satan will ihn verführen, um sich so an Gott zu rächen.

Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance

Author: David Norbrook,Merton Professor of English Literature David Norbrook

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199247189

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 7034

This title establishes the radical currents of thought shaping Renaissance poetry: civic humanism and apocalyptic Protestantism. The author shows how Elizabethan poets like Sidney and Spenser, often seen as conservative monarchists responded powerfully if sometimes ambivalently to radical ideas

The Godwinian Novel

The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Author: Pamela Clemit

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 5270

A pioneering analysis of a school of fiction inaugurated by William Godwin, and developed in the work of his principal followers, Charles Brockden Brown and Mary Shelley, viewing these writers as a historically specific group for the first time.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 4910


The Poems of Browning: 1847-1861

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582084537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 753

View: 2718

Praise for previously published volumes in the Longman Annotated English Poets edition The Poems of Browning collection: "...thorough: a delight for buffs." The Guardian "Woolford and karlin are meticulous readers of Browning... Longman's notes more amply supplement the poet's eventual desire to be of assistance to his readers." The Times Literary Supplement Robert Browning (1812-1889) is considered to be one of the foremost Victorian poets and this is the foremost edition to read him in. This third volume will focus on the poetry written by Browning during his marriage to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It will start with The Guardian Angel, the first poem known to have been written by Browning after his marriage, and will end with Browning’s adaptation of an epigram by Walter Savage Landor, An Angel from his Paradise Drove Adam, the last poem which can be certainly dated before his wife’s death.