Milton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation by John P. RumrichMilton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation by John P. Rumrich

Milton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation

byJohn P. Rumrich

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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John Milton holds a crucial strategic position on the intellectual and ideological map of literary studies. In this provocative and liberating study, John P. Rumrich contends that contemporary critics have contributed to the invention of a monolithic or institutional Milton: censorious preacher, aggressive misogynist, and champion of the emerging bourgeoisie. Rumrich exposes the historical inaccuracies and logical inconsistencies that sustain this orthodoxy, and argues instead for a more complex Milton who was able to accommodate uncertainty and doubt.
Title:Milton Unbound: Controversy and ReinterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521032202

ISBN - 13:9780521032209


Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Abbreviations and note on translations; 1. Introduction: the invented Milton; 2. The question of context; 3. Responses and their vicissitudes; 4. Comus: a fit of the mother; 5. The art of generation; 6. Culture and anarchy; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Rumrich's insights on gender and generation, on maternal influence and indeterminacy in Milton's works are astute and illuminating." Laura Lunger Knoppers, Clio