[Milton-L] Reading Milton for pleasure

John Kuhn a.genghis.kuhn at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 30 17:34:33 EST 2008


Milton enters the popular imagination?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/movies/04gross.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

JK

On Jan 30, 2008 4:30 PM, Paul Miller <pm9 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Sometimes I imagine the denizens of academia as regarding Milton as within
> their province alone and I can see them chewing away at his splendid
> language for years so that no flavor exudes from the words and later
> gumming
> the words in their dotage living in fear that someone somewhere is
> enjoying
> Milton. I think it was Woolf who said that reading Milton was about the
> only
> reading for pleasure that she ever got to do anymore. I know just what she
> meant. I read Milton for pleasure. I guess you could call me a hedonistic
> Miltonian and yes I know saying that is "hail horrors" to the puritanical
> Miltonist out there if you exist outside my imagination of course.
>
>
> Paul Miller
>
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