[Milton-L] RE: Samson's prayer for revengr

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Sun Feb 24 08:22:38 EST 2008


There's always F. Michael Krouse, MILTON'S SAMSON AND THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION
(Princeton U P, 1949), which I don't think has yet been mentioned.

Jameela

> If you want to contextualize the
> poem in terms of 17th c English Christians, then it is worth noting that
> Samson was a controversial figure in 17th c sermons.  Some were
> pro-Samson; others were not.  Some sermons treated Samson as a type
> of Christ; others did not.  Joseph Wittreich surveys the debate in
> his book on SA.  Another context, of course, is the publication of
> SA with PR, a juxtaposition that invites Milton's readers to
> compare/contrast Samson and Christ.  The questions just keep getting
> bigger.
>
>
> Sara van den Berg

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