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By Thomas N. Corns

A New spouse to Milton builds at the critically-acclaimed unique, bringing alive the varied and arguable global of latest Milton reports whereas reflecting the very most recent advances in study within the field.

  • Comprises 36 strong readings of Milton's texts and the contexts during which they have been created, every one written through a number one scholar
  • Retains 28 of the award-winning essays from the 1st version, revised and up-to-date to mirror the latest research
  • Contains a brand new part exploring Milton's worldwide impression, in China, India, Japan, Korea, in Spanish conversing American and the Arab-speaking world
  • Includes 8 thoroughly new full-length essays, each one of which engages heavily with Milton's poetic oeuvre, and a brand new chronology which units Milton's lifestyles and paintings within the context of his age
  • Explores literary creation and cultural ideologies, problems with politics, gender and faith, person Milton texts, and responses to Milton over time

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The Dialectic, as Seen in Further Allusions The dialectic appears in innumerable forms, each unique. Let us take three further instances of classical allusion. One is an abrupt dismissal of a particular detail of classical myth, as false. The second is a generalizing address to the issue we have just adumbrated, explicitly problematizing it. In the third, however, conflict is absent: the back‐reference to Virgil becomes (to use a favorite Renaissance metaphor) a grateful making of fresh honey from the ancient flowers.

In what Laura Knoppers terms the ‘politics of joy’ following the Restoration, poets hailed the new era in Virgilian terms as a Golden Age restored, and celebrated Charles II as a new Augustus (Knoppers 1994: 67–122). His coronation procession was designed as a magnificent Roman triumph through elaborate Roman arches that identified him with Augustus, Aeneas, and Neptune. Dryden’s Astraea Redux (1660) rings explicit changes on those motifs: ‘Oh Happy Age! Oh times like those alone / By Fate reserv’d for Great Augustus Throne’ (lines 320–1).

Why does this matter? Even if it does allude, what is the reader to do with this ostensibly indigestible hunk of information? Gilbert Highet rightly declares that while the poignancy of the phrase is owed to the translating from Virgil and acquires the charm of reminiscence, ‘the meaning also is enriched’: without any more description Milton is making us feel the ‘anguish, and foreboding, and defeat’, of fallen but still heroic persons, with strong recognizable human passions (Highet 1949: 156–7).

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