Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose

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Turner James Grantham, David Loewenstein, James Turner, James Hrantham Turner
Cambridge University Press, Apr 26, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 282 pages
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.
 

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Contents

the apocalyptic strain in Miltons
9
the question of interpretation
41
The metaphysics of Miltons divorce tracts
69
No meer amatorious novel?
85
voicing contexts 16435
103
Ireland under
123
Miltons iconoclastic truth
135
Milton and martyrdom
153
Milton and the poetics of defense
171
A Treatise of Civil Power
193
Miltons The Readie and Easie Way and the English jeremiad
213
Citation authority and De Doctrina Christiana
227
The History of Britain and its Restoration audience
241
The poetics of engagement
257
Index
276
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