Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost
Cambridge University Press, 22 Jun 2000 - 227 halaman
Religious satire and polemic constitute an elusive presence in Paradise Lost. John N. King demonstrates how we must read the text in a way that is true to its contemporary commitments and cultural dialogues. Vituperative sermons, broadsides and pamphlets, notably Milton's own tracts, uncover the poem's engagement with the violent history of the Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Restoration, while contemporary visual satires help us to understand Miltonic practice. This important study sheds new light on Milton's epic and its literary and religious contexts.
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