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John Milton : a hero for our time

Author: David Hawkes
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography examines Milton's unorthodox and iconoclastic views on politics, economics, and sex during a time of great religious and political upheaval in England, and discusses the modern-day relevance of his ideas.
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Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hawkes
ISBN: 9781582434377 1582434379
OCLC Number: 604554488
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Introduction: prophetic strain --
The fruit of usury --
Tyrant spells --
Samson Sybariticus --
Revolution and romance --
War on two fronts --
Killing no murder --
Uxorious usurers --
Blind man's bluff --
Conclusion: the limbs of Osiris.
Responsibility: by David Hawkes.

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This biography examines Milton's unorthodox and iconoclastic views on politics, economics, and sex during a time of great religious and political upheaval in England, and discusses the modern-day relevance of his ideas.

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"The 400th anniversary of Milton's birth provided Hawkes the opportunity to reexamine the great poet not only within a 17th-century context but in a 21st-century one, too. During an era of great Read more...

 
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