Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Miltons Prose by David LoewensteinPolitics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Miltons Prose by David Loewenstein

Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Miltons Prose

EditorDavid Loewenstein, James Grantham Turner

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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In this book, some of the most eminent critics of seventeenth-century literature and some of the liveliest younger scholars explore the interconnections among Milton's politics, poetics, and prose writings. While the essays focus on Milton's prose, they open up new perspectives on his major poems and on seventeenth-century ideologies, theologies, and interpretive practices. These essays challenge the notion of Milton's prose as an "achievement of the left hand," proposing a complex relation between text and context, the aesthetic and the sociopolitical, issues of representation and the politics of gender.
Title:Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Miltons ProseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521034140

ISBN - 13:9780521034142

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; A note on citations and abbreviations; Introduction: 'labouring the word' David Loewenstein and James Grantham Turner; 1. Embodying glory: the apocalyptic strain in Milton's Of Reformation Janel Mueller; 2. Wanting a supplement: the question of interpretation in Milton's early prose Stanley Fish; 3. The metaphysics of Milton's divorce tracts Stephen M. Fallon; 4. No meer amatorious novel? Annabel Patterson; 5. Areopagitica: voicing contexts, 1643-5 Nigel Smith; 6. Milton's Observations upon the Articles of Peace: Ireland under English eyes Thomas N. Corns; 7. Milton's iconoclastic truth Lana Cable; 8. 'Suffering for Truths sake': Milton and martyrdom John R. Knott Jr; 9. Milton and the poetics of defense David Loewenstein; 10. Elective poetics and Milton's prose: A Treatise of Civil Power and Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings Out of the Church Susanne Woods; 11. Milton's The Readie and Easie Way and the English jeremiad Laura Lunger Knoppers; 12. Citation, authority, and De Doctrina Christiana Regina M. Schwartz; 13. The History of Britain and its Restoration audience Gary D. Hamilton; 14. The poetics of engagement James Grantham Turner; Index.