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One flesh : paradisal marriage and sexual relations in the age of Milton

Author: James Turner
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 1987
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This detailed and incisive study of Milton's confrontation with his precursors and contemporaries, establishes him as a monumental but divided figure - torn between radical and conservative  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Turner
ISBN: 019818249X 9780198182498
OCLC Number: 30030399
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the James Holly Hanford Award of the Milton Society of America for 1987.
Description: xviii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. 'This great mystery': scripture and the problem of paradisal sexuality --
2. The incorporation of Eros: sexuality and the search for paradise in Augustine, the reformation, and the English revolution --
3. 'The state of Eve': female ontogeny and the politics of marriage --
4. The crisis of the imagination: seventeenth-century visionary and libertine theories of primeval sexuality --
5. Sensuous poetics and the ethics of confrontation: Miltonic theories of the word --
6. The intelligible flame: paradisal Eros and Old Testament divorce in Milton's prose --
7. Love made in the first age: Edenic sexuality in "Paradise Lost" and its analogues.
Responsibility: James Grantham Turner.

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