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The Resource Dominion undeserved : Milton and the perils of creation, Eric B. Song

Dominion undeserved : Milton and the perils of creation, Eric B. Song

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Dominion undeserved : Milton and the perils of creation
Title
Dominion undeserved
Title remainder
Milton and the perils of creation
Statement of responsibility
Eric B. Song
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"That the writings of John Milton continue to provoke study and analysis centuries after his lifetime speaks no doubt to his literary greatness but also to the many ways in which his art both engaged and transcended the political and theological tensions of his age. In Dominion Undeserved, Eric B. Song offers a brilliant reading of Milton's major writings, finding in them a fundamental impasse that explains their creative power. According to Song, a divided view of creation governs Milton's related systems of cosmology, theology, art, and history. For Milton, any coherent entity--a nation, a poem, or even the new world--must be carved out of and guarded against an original unruliness. Despite being sanctioned by God, however, this agonistic mode of creation proves ineffective because it continues to manifest internal rifts that it can never fully overcome. This dilemma is especially pronounced in Milton's later writings, including Paradise Lost, where all forms of creativity must strive against the fact that chaos precedes order and that disruptive forces will continue to reemerge, seemingly without end. Song explores the many ways in which Milton transforms an intractable problem into the grounds for incisive commentary and politically charged artistry. This argument brings into focus topics ranging from Milton's recurring allusions to the Eastern Tartars, the way Milton engages with country house poetry and colonialist discourses in Paradise Lost, and the lasting relevance of Anglo-Irish affairs for his late writings. Song concludes with a new reading of Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes in which he shows how Milton's integration of conflicting elements forms the heart of his literary archive and confers urgency upon his message even as it reaches its future readers."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Song, Eric B.
Dewey number
821/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3592.H552
LC item number
S66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Homeland in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Creation in literature
  • Milton, John
Label
Dominion undeserved : Milton and the perils of creation, Eric B. Song
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
The strange fire of the Tartars -- Wretched matter : Milton and rhyme -- Eden, the country house, and the Indies (East and West) -- Paradise lost and the question of Ireland -- Gemelle liber : Milton's 1671 archive
Control code
806291886
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 215 pages
Isbn
9780801451850
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022233532
System control number
(OCoLC)806291886
Label
Dominion undeserved : Milton and the perils of creation, Eric B. Song
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
The strange fire of the Tartars -- Wretched matter : Milton and rhyme -- Eden, the country house, and the Indies (East and West) -- Paradise lost and the question of Ireland -- Gemelle liber : Milton's 1671 archive
Control code
806291886
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 215 pages
Isbn
9780801451850
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022233532
System control number
(OCoLC)806291886

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