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Milton's Prudent Ambiguities

Words and Signs in His Poetry and Prose


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Milton's Prudent Ambiguities by Martin Kuester
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This new reading of Paradise Lost concentrates on the analysis of linguistic concepts underlying Milton's epic, and then builds on those concepts with a fresh interpretation that considers the role that Raphael plays in it. Relying on a narrative model that was already well-known in the seventeenth century and was baptized godgame by the twentieth century British novelist John Fowles, it reinterprets the role of the archangel as that of a tool in the great plan of Milton's Father's 'ironic' teaching. This book complements a basically linguistic approach to Milton's poetry and prose with concepts such as that of retraction adopted from 'heretical' Milton critics as Saurat, Hill, and Empson.

Author Biography

Martin Kuester, Ph.D., is professor of English literature at University of Marburg in Germany and director of the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies. He is also the author and editor of numerous articles and books.
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March 16th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of America
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