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Milton and the ineffable

Author: Noam Reisner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interdisciplinary reassessment of Milton's poetry in light of the literary and conceptual problem posed by the poet's attempt to put into words that which is unsayable and beyond representation.  Read more...

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Named Person: John Milton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noam Reisner
ISBN: 9780199572625 0199572623
OCLC Number: 800465300
Description: xii, 321 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Silence and Presence ; 2. The Power and Illusion of Words: Renegotiating Ineffable Presence in the Advent of Humanism and Reform ; 3. Milton's Poems 1645: The Problem with Soaring ; 4. Paradise Lost: Pretending to Say the Unsayable ; 5. Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes: The Ineffable Self ; Epilogue: Wittgenstein's Verdict ; Appendix: Burning Coals ; Bibliography
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Noam Reisner.

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Reisner's volume is a triumph of scholarship and will likely serve as a watershed event for literary investigations of the ineffable. * Professor Chance Brandon Woods, Milton Quarterly *

 
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