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The Resource Milton, evil and literary history, Claire Colebrook

Milton, evil and literary history, Claire Colebrook

Label
Milton, evil and literary history
Title
Milton, evil and literary history
Statement of responsibility
Claire Colebrook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Milton, Evil and Literary History addresses the ways in which we read literary history according to quite specific images of growth, development, progression, flourishing and succession. Goodness has always been aligned with a life of expansion, creation, production and fruition, while evil is associated with the inert, non-relational, static and stagnant. These associations have also underpinned a distinction between good and evil notions of capitalism, where good exchange enables agents to enhance their living potential and is contrasted with the evils of a capitalist system that circulates without any reference to life or spirit. Such images of a ghostly and technical economy divorced from animating origin are both central to Milton's theology and poetry and to the theories of literary history through which Milton is read. Regarded as a radical precursor to Romanticism, Milton's poetry supposedly requires the release of his radical spiritual content from the fetters of received orthodoxy. This literary and historical imagery of releasing the radical spirit of a text from the dead weight of received tradition is, this book argues, the dominant doxa of historicism and one which a counter-reading of Milton ought to question."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colebrook, Claire
Dewey number
821/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3587.3
LC item number
.C66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Continuum literary studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Good and evil in literature
  • Life in literature
  • Meaning (Philosophy) in literature
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Good and evil
Label
Milton, evil and literary history, Claire Colebrook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [127]-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
Control code
156845897
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780826484925
Lccn
2007029469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)156845897
Label
Milton, evil and literary history, Claire Colebrook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [127]-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
Control code
156845897
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780826484925
Lccn
2007029469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)156845897

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