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The Poetry of John Milton, Gordon Teskey

Label
The Poetry of John Milton
Title
The Poetry of John Milton
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Teskey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Milton is regarded as the greatest English poet after Shakespeare. Yet for sublimity and philosophical grandeur, Milton stands almost alone in world literature. His peers are Homer, Virgil, Dante, Wordsworth, and Goethe: poets who achieve a total ethical and spiritual vision of the world. In this panoramic interpretation, the distinguished Milton scholar Gordon Teskey shows how the poet's changing commitments are subordinated to an aesthetic that joins beauty to truth and value to ethics. The art of poetry is rediscovered by Milton as a way of thinking in the world as it is, and for the world as it can be. Milton's early poems include the heroic Nativity Ode; the seductive paired poems "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso"; the mythological pageant Comus, with its comically diabolical enchanter and its serious debate on the human use of nature; and "Lycidas," perhaps the greatest short poem in English and a prophecy of vast human displacements in the modern world. Teskey follows Milton's creative development in three phases, from the idealistic transcendence of the poems written in his twenties to the political engagement of the gritty, hard-hitting poems of his middle years. The third phase is that of "transcendental engagement," in the heaven-storming epic Paradise Lost, and the great works that followed it: the intense intellectual debate Paradise Regained, and the tragedy Samson Agonistes."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teskey, Gordon
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3553
LC item number
.T45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Poésie anglaise
Label
The Poetry of John Milton, Gordon Teskey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Transcendence. On the early poems ; On "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso" ; On the work not called Comus ; On engagement in A Masque ; On "Lycidas" as primitive art -- Part II: Engagement. On the interstitial Latin poems and an English fragment ; On the sonnets and shorter poems of the political period ; On the romantics and the principles of Milton -- Part III: Transcendental engagement. On history in Paradise Lost ; On the origin in Paradise Lost ; On the verse of Paradise Lost ; On the sublime in Paradise Lost ; On temptation in Paradise Lost ; On the end in Paradise Lost ; On late style in Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes -- Appendix I: References and texts -- Appendix II: Chronology of the poems
Control code
893709321
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 619 pages
Isbn
9780674416642
Lccn
2014040655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044564
System control number
(OCoLC)893709321
Label
The Poetry of John Milton, Gordon Teskey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Transcendence. On the early poems ; On "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso" ; On the work not called Comus ; On engagement in A Masque ; On "Lycidas" as primitive art -- Part II: Engagement. On the interstitial Latin poems and an English fragment ; On the sonnets and shorter poems of the political period ; On the romantics and the principles of Milton -- Part III: Transcendental engagement. On history in Paradise Lost ; On the origin in Paradise Lost ; On the verse of Paradise Lost ; On the sublime in Paradise Lost ; On temptation in Paradise Lost ; On the end in Paradise Lost ; On late style in Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes -- Appendix I: References and texts -- Appendix II: Chronology of the poems
Control code
893709321
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 619 pages
Isbn
9780674416642
Lccn
2014040655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044564
System control number
(OCoLC)893709321

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