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John Milton
Birth date: December 09, 1608
Died: November 08, 1674
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
Milton wrote a great poem but it's also a byproduct of its day - 1667 - and he views events and characters very much through the male gaze; as do all organized religions and which the poem references. Thus, the apple on the tree of knowledge was (imo) something a religious-minded white Portuguese ma...
Edward
Edward rated it 4 years ago
Publisher's NotePlot Summary--Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
With the exception of Shakespeare this, I believe, is the greatest work of English Literature. Paradise Lost tells the story, in epic poetic form, of the fall of mankind as outlined in Genesis 1-3. While the story is constricted to the opening chapters of the Bible, the scope of the story itself is ...
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it 4 years ago
The fourth, and final, Dover poetry anthology I am reviewing. As with the others, it is an easily portable, inexpensive book. Includes work by 58 poets. Ten were born before 1600, another six in the 17th century, twelve in the 18th century, and two in the 20th century. So 28 were born in the 19th c...
TheBookofJules
TheBookofJules rated it 4 years ago
Paradise Regained while not at the same level of rhetoric and literacy as Paradise Lost does offer an interesting insight into Jesus' temptation in the wilderness. Milton uses language in order to assert Jesus as the Messiah, and Satan as an agent of evil, which is being used by God, to help that as...
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