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Title Milton's rival hermeneutics : "reason is but choosing" / edited by Richard J. DuRocher & Margaret Olofson Thickstun.
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PR3588 .M536 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxv, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Medieval & renaissance literary studies
Medieval and Renaissance literary studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Inviting rival hermeneutics: Milton's language of violence and the invitation to freedom / Susanne Woods -- "A table richly spread": nature, place, and choice in Milton's nativity ode / Diane McColley -- Dead shepherd: Milton's Lycidas / Gordon Teskey -- Toward Latinitas: revising the Defensio / Hugh Jenkins -- Interpreting God's word---and words---in Paradise lost / Barbara K. Lewalski -- Sites of contention in Paradise lost: scenes of instruction, lessons in interpretation / Joseph Wittreich -- Narrative, judgment, and justice in Paradise lost / William Flesch -- Rethinking "shee for God in him": Paradise lost and Milton's Quaker contemporaries / Teresa Feroli -- Fame, shame, and the importance of community in Samson Agonistes / Margaret Olofson Thickstun -- Satan in Paradise regained: the quest for identity / Stella P. Revard -- Hermes's blessed retreat: rival views of learning in Paradise regained / Richard J. DuRocher.
Summary "As these 11 essays demonstrate, Milton's own acts of interpretation in his major works compel readers to reflect not only on the rival hermeneutics they find there, but also to reflect on their own hermeneutic principles and choices -- an interpretive complexity that is integral to the enduring appeal of Milton's poetry"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Related Names DuRocher, Richard J.
Thickstun, Margaret Olofson, 1956-
ISBN 9780820704500 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0820704504 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC number 757931342