[Milton-L] The War in Heaven

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Sun Jul 9 16:18:01 EDT 2006

In her book about Milton, Marjorie Nicholson commented that she once had a returning student who had fought in WWI.  He said he kept looking for a description of warfare which would capture what he experienced, but he could never find one until he read Milton's description of the war in heaven.  He felt that Milton captured it.
It has been a while since I read Nicholson's text, but the commentary struck me.
Ann Bradley 
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From: Mike Selby <mike at mikeselby.com>
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Subject: [Milton-L] The War in Heaven

Our reading group is arguing about The War In Heaven.   Some think it is a brilliant summation of the struggle in Paradise Lost, but others are convinced is that the tale is inconsistent, and was Milton's attempt to draw out his epic to make it fit the epic structure.    Can anyone help me?  Thank-you
Mike Selby
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