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"Matter of glorious trial" : spiritual and material substance in Paradise lost

Author: N K Sugimura
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on her close study of the philosophical movements of Milton's mind, Sugimura discovers the 'fluid intermediaries' in his poetry that are neither strictly material nor immaterial. In doing so, Sugimura uses Paradise Lost as a fascinating window into the intersection of literature and philosophy, and of literary studies and intellectual history. Sugimura finds that Milton displays a tense and ambiguous  Read more...
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Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N K Sugimura
ISBN: 9780300135596 0300135599
OCLC Number: 317471720
Description: xxix, 402 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The university years: Milton and seventeenth-century Aristotelianism at Cambridge --
Milton's metaphysic and linguistic practice in Paradise lost --
Milton's early poems: the agon between Plato and Aristotle --
Milton on the soul --
Milton's angelology: intelligential substance in Paradise lost --
From angels to the almighty: accommodation and the problem of narrative intelligibility --
Prime matter, subject of chaos.
Responsibility: N.K. Sugimura.

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Examines Milton's thinking about matter and substance throughout his entire poetic career, seeks to alter the prevailing critical view that Milton was a monist-materialist - one who believes that all  Read more...

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