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Authors to Themselves" (Studies in Interdisciplinary History)

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Publisher Comments:

Grossman examines the narrative form of Paradise Lost to discover Milton's thoroughly modern concept of self. Banished from paradise, the epic poem's protagonists become "authors to themselves in all/Both what they judge and what they choose," left to create their own story in relation to the story already written by God. Grossman believes the resulting structure of the poem must be understood in the context of seventeenth-century historical and theological developments, specifically Bacon's notion of history as progress and Protestant theology's notion of the inner voice. The book draws upon recent works in hermeneutics and analytic history to develop the argument that there is a common structure to the experience of time in action and in narrative. In developing this thesis, Grossman draws on the work Stephen Greenblatt, Ricoeur, Todorov, Genette, Derrida, and Lacan to construct an original reading of Paradise Lost that will fascinate Miltonists, specialists in seventeenth-century literature, and readers concerned with narrative theory.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Exorbitant desires; 3. Effulgent glory; 4. ‘With answering looks’; 5. ‘Divine historian’; 6. ‘The hour of noon drew on’; 7. ‘Till the day/appear of respiration to the just’; 8. The revelation of history; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521340373
Author:
Grossman, Marshall
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Psychoanalysis and literature
Subject:
Self in literature
Subject:
Epic poetry, English
Subject:
History in literature
Subject:
Epic poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Milton, John, --1608-1674.--Paradise lost
Subject:
Milton, John, --1608-1674--Knowledge--History
Subject:
Milton, John, --1608-1674.--Paradise lost Mil
Subject:
Milton, John,--1608-1674--Knowledge--Psychology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 197-238.
Series:
Studies in Interdisciplinary History
Series Volume:
no. ADM 87-1502
Publication Date:
19880131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.32x5.48x1.11 in. 1.08 lbs.

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