[Milton-L] Milton bio's
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Tue Dec 9 10:00:17 EST 2008
In re: Samson Agonistes:
On Dec 9, 2008, at 9:58 AM, jonnyangel wrote:
> Speaking of Gordon Campbell, has anyone read his new Milton bio
> that came out last month?
> If so, how does it stack up to Lewalski’s “The life of John
> What I mean is, are they both necessary to have, or is Campbell’s
> just more of the same?
> I’m very picky about books that I purchase, and I don’t want to
> read a rehashing is why I ask.
> I’m also very obsessed at the moment with the idea that a lot of
> ‘Samson Agonistes’ had to have been influenced (as it stands
> complete) by Milton’s imprisonment, book burning’s and hefty
> fines after Charles II rode back into town. Both are blind,
> imprisoned and in a subordinate roles to the Philistines (Charles
> II) etc.
> I’m not expecting those ideas to ever be supported by the current
> evidence on record, but I would hope that (as promised in Gordon’s
> VIP Milton) that this new bio reveals some new, interesting
> evidence on Milton’s life.
> And to John Milton, Happy Birthday! And what a monumental one at
> that – how many people’s birthdays are celebrated 400 years later?
> Peace Shalom,
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