[Milton-L] The War in Heaven

Richard Strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Tue Jul 11 10:36:59 EDT 2006

I know all about the Merkabah; that's not what we get in PL.  I love 
this discussion.  Makes me feel more and more like Empson.  Amazing 
how "Miltonists" will not accept what is clear in the text of PL: 
the resolution of the war in heaven is a paean to Power.  Milton 
loves seeing those rebels crushed-- however odd this may seem, given 
his politics.  Maybe think of them as if they were Irish?

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