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The Resource John Milton's epic invocations : converting the muse, Philip Edward Phillips

John Milton's epic invocations : converting the muse, Philip Edward Phillips

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John Milton's epic invocations : converting the muse
Title
John Milton's epic invocations
Title remainder
converting the muse
Statement of responsibility
Philip Edward Phillips
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A crisis over the function and identity of the Muse occurred in seventeenth-century religious poetry. How could Christian writers use a pagan device? Using rhetorical analysis, Phillips examines epic invocations in order to show how this crisis was eventually reconciled in the works of John Milton. While predecessors such as Abraham Cowley and Guillaume du Bartas either rejected the pagan Muses outright or attempted to Christianize them, Milton invoked the inspirational power of the Muses throughout his poetic career. In Paradise Lost, Milton confronts the tension between his Muse's "name" and "meaning." While never fully rejecting the Muse's pagan past, Milton's four proems (PL I, III, VII, and IX) increasingly emphasize the Muse's Christian "meaning" over her pagan "name." Ultimately, Milton's syncretic blending of pagan and Christian conventions restores vitality and resonance to the literary trope of the Muse."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Phillips, Philip Edward
Dewey number
821/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3592.R4
LC item number
P47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Renaissance and Baroque studies and texts
Series volume
vol. 26
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  • Christian poetry, English
  • Epic poetry, English
  • English poetry
  • Muses (Greek deities) in literature
  • Invocation in literature
  • Paganism in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Versepik
  • Christianisme et littérature
  • Poésie chrétienne anglaise
  • Poésie épique anglaise
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Muses dans la littérature
  • Invocation dans la littérature
  • Paganisme dans la littérature
Label
John Milton's epic invocations : converting the muse, Philip Edward Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-155) 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
  • Milton's Poetic Nativity: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity.
  • L'Allegro and Il Penseroso: Dueling Muses.
  • Comus, or A Mask: Defining National Virtues
  • III.
  • "But Now My Oat Proceeds": Pastoral Legacy and Epic Beginnings in Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis
  • IV.
  • From Clio to Urania: Milton's Epic Invocations in The History of Britain and Paradise Lost.
  • Historical Epic Rejected.
  • Milton's "Heavn'ly Muse": Epic Invocations in Paradise Lost
  • I.
  • Rejecting the Pagan Gods: Abraham Cowley and the Christian Muse.
  • From "Muse's Hannibal" to Poet Militant.
  • "In These Untrodden Paths to Sacred Fame": Cowley and Biblical Epic.
  • From Christian to Martial Muse: Cowley's A Poem on the Late Civil War
  • II.
  • Milton's Early Invocations: From the Psalms to Comus.
  • Preparations for an Epic Career.
Control code
39195332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 159 pages
Isbn
9780820441191
Lccn
98020805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39195332
Label
John Milton's epic invocations : converting the muse, Philip Edward Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-155) 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
  • Milton's Poetic Nativity: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity.
  • L'Allegro and Il Penseroso: Dueling Muses.
  • Comus, or A Mask: Defining National Virtues
  • III.
  • "But Now My Oat Proceeds": Pastoral Legacy and Epic Beginnings in Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis
  • IV.
  • From Clio to Urania: Milton's Epic Invocations in The History of Britain and Paradise Lost.
  • Historical Epic Rejected.
  • Milton's "Heavn'ly Muse": Epic Invocations in Paradise Lost
  • I.
  • Rejecting the Pagan Gods: Abraham Cowley and the Christian Muse.
  • From "Muse's Hannibal" to Poet Militant.
  • "In These Untrodden Paths to Sacred Fame": Cowley and Biblical Epic.
  • From Christian to Martial Muse: Cowley's A Poem on the Late Civil War
  • II.
  • Milton's Early Invocations: From the Psalms to Comus.
  • Preparations for an Epic Career.
Control code
39195332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 159 pages
Isbn
9780820441191
Lccn
98020805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39195332

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