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Inside ""Paradise Lost"" : Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic.

Author: David Quint
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
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Inside "Paradise Lost" opens up new readings and ways of reading Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply allusive texture of its verse. David Quint's comprehensive study demonstrates how systematic patterns of allusion and keywords give structure and coherence both to individual books of Paradise Lost and to the overarching  Read more...
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Quint, David.
Inside ""Paradise Lost"" : Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Named Person: John Milton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Quint
ISBN: 9780691161914 0691161917
OCLC Number: 868488354
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. MILTON'S BOOK OF NUMBERS: BOOK 1 AND ITS CATALOG; The Shape of the Catalog; Moloch and Belial 1; Moloch and Saturn 1; Moloch and Saturn 2: A Miniature Aeneid; Moloch and Belial 2: Libya and Sodom; Egypt; The Catalog and Pandaemonium; The Logic of the Similes in Book 1; Raising Devils; Appendix: Demonic Swashbucklers; 2. ULYSSES AND THE DEVILS: THE UNITY OF BOOK 2; The Council; Moloch and Belial Again: Ajax and Ulysses; Mammon and Beelzebub: A Thersites Is Rebuked; Satan and the Doloneia. Meanwhile, Back in Hell . . .Milton's Telegony; Satan's Odyssey; Whose Odyssey?; 3. FEAR OF FALLING: ICARUS, PHAETHON, AND LUCRETIUS; Icarus and Satan's Fall Through Chaos; Virgil and Lucretius; Dante, Tasso, Ovid; Satan Voyager; Phaethon, the Son, and the War in Heaven; Flight and Fall; A Poetry Against Falling; 4. LIGHT, VISION, AND THE UNITY OF BOOK 3; Structure and Design; Universal Blank; Vision; The Sun; The Paradise of Fools; Sun Worshippers; Poetry and Science; 5. THE POLITICS OF ENVY; Envy and the New Dispensation; Angels and Courtiers; Brotherhood versus Kingship in Books 11-12. 6. GETTING WHAT YOU WISH FOR: A READING OF THE FALLThe Seduction of Eve; The Second Adam as Second Eve; Adam's Choice: "One flesh"; "Not vastly disproportionall"; Changing Places; Appendix: A Note on the Separation Scene; 7. REVERSING THE FALL IN BOOK 10; Virgilian Coordinates and the End of Satan; Creation and Anti-creation; Anti-triumphs; The Triumphs of the Son; Satan's Triumph; Adam and the Winds; The Recovery of Human Choice; Cherishing Eve; Dido and Armida; Creusa; Pandora; The Exposed Matron; 8. LEAVING EDEN; Deconsecrated Earth; Good-bye; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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