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The Resource Toward "Samson Agonistes" : the Growth of Milton's Mind

Toward "Samson Agonistes" : the Growth of Milton's Mind

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Toward "Samson Agonistes" : the Growth of Milton's Mind
Title
Toward "Samson Agonistes"
Title remainder
the Growth of Milton's Mind
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Language
eng
Summary
The endurance of a work of art such as Samson Agonistes, this book suggests, derives from its incorporation of the principle of change as the very foundation of its permanence. In a deft and perceptive analysis, Mary Ann Radzinowicz shows how the poem embodies the principle of change, reveals Milton's perpetual concerns, and illuminates the course of his poetic and intellectual development. The author holds that Samson Agonistes represents the culmination of Milton's poetic œuvre. Its subject is growth, and the tragedy imitates a Biblical story of movement from self-destruction to self-transcendence. In each section of her book, the author considers the poem in a different context or area of Milton's thought. Each new aspect suggests a widening circle of implication as the discussion moves from Milton's dialectic to the representation of tragic failure, from change and growth as themes to the discovery of history as tragic design. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Radzinowicz, Mary Ann
Dewey number
821/.4
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR3566 -- R3 1978eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • POETRY
Label
Toward "Samson Agonistes" : the Growth of Milton's Mind
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 4. "So mutable are all the ways of men". God's Design in Human History, the Record of the Past
  • 5. "Wanid by oft experience". God's Promise, the Prophecy of Community
  • 6. "The rarer thy example stands". God's Champion and the State's Deliverer
  • Introduction
  • 7. "That by occasion hence I might begin Israel's Deliverance". Political Intention in Milton's Shorter Poems
  • 8. "Occasions drew me". Political Intention in Milton's Prose
  • 9. "To what can I be useful, wherein serve My Nation". The Political Significance of Samson Agonistes
  • Introduction
  • 10. "Apt words have power to swage". Biblical Poetry and Medicinal Truth
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. "Be calm, and healing words ... admit". Biblical Poetry and Moral Example
  • 12. "Samson hath quit himself like Samson". The Ethics of Good Works and the Tragedy of Educative Suffering
  • Introduction
  • 13. "At least vain reasonings down": Rational Theology and Progressive Revelation
  • 14. "I was ... a person rais'd". Orthodoxy and the Individual Conscience
  • 15. "Perswaded that This was from God". The Role of the Poet
  • A.A Table of Suggested Sonnet Datings and the Subgroups Into Which They Fall
  • B. Psalm Citations in Samson Agonistes
  • C.A Schematic Outline of de Doctrina Christiana, Book II
  • D.A Topical Synopsis of De Doctrina Christiana, Book I
  • Contents
  • E. The Date of Composition of Samson Agonistes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • 1. "As may stand best with verisimilitude The Imitation of Thought
  • 2. "My self, my Sepulchre, a moving Grave. The Divided Mind
  • 3. My self? my conscience and internal peace. The Tempered Passions
Control code
903322692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400870806
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400870806
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
719810
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903322692
Label
Toward "Samson Agonistes" : the Growth of Milton's Mind
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 4. "So mutable are all the ways of men". God's Design in Human History, the Record of the Past
  • 5. "Wanid by oft experience". God's Promise, the Prophecy of Community
  • 6. "The rarer thy example stands". God's Champion and the State's Deliverer
  • Introduction
  • 7. "That by occasion hence I might begin Israel's Deliverance". Political Intention in Milton's Shorter Poems
  • 8. "Occasions drew me". Political Intention in Milton's Prose
  • 9. "To what can I be useful, wherein serve My Nation". The Political Significance of Samson Agonistes
  • Introduction
  • 10. "Apt words have power to swage". Biblical Poetry and Medicinal Truth
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. "Be calm, and healing words ... admit". Biblical Poetry and Moral Example
  • 12. "Samson hath quit himself like Samson". The Ethics of Good Works and the Tragedy of Educative Suffering
  • Introduction
  • 13. "At least vain reasonings down": Rational Theology and Progressive Revelation
  • 14. "I was ... a person rais'd". Orthodoxy and the Individual Conscience
  • 15. "Perswaded that This was from God". The Role of the Poet
  • A.A Table of Suggested Sonnet Datings and the Subgroups Into Which They Fall
  • B. Psalm Citations in Samson Agonistes
  • C.A Schematic Outline of de Doctrina Christiana, Book II
  • D.A Topical Synopsis of De Doctrina Christiana, Book I
  • Contents
  • E. The Date of Composition of Samson Agonistes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • 1. "As may stand best with verisimilitude The Imitation of Thought
  • 2. "My self, my Sepulchre, a moving Grave. The Divided Mind
  • 3. My self? my conscience and internal peace. The Tempered Passions
Control code
903322692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400870806
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400870806
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
719810
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903322692

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