[Milton-L] moloch to Mr. Golightly

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Fri Sep 3 17:30:36 EDT 2004

>   For what it's worth, I think "deep and perplexed" is
>   a finely perceptive way to characterize Milton's
>   reaction to the sacrifice of the Son, 

That reminds me of a novel I read this summer: "Mr. 
Golightly's Holiday," in which God takes a holiday in an 
English village, and muses sadly, an dgrieves about the 
terrible mistake he had made in that business with his son. 
[That is a paraphrase, but close enough I think]. I found it 
an intriguing and somewhat mystifying book, and one I reread.

I wondered if anyone on the list has read this novel and 
would be glad of responses about it.  How JM shows the Father 
is almost always an issue in teaching PL, I find, which is 
the connection for us.


Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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