[Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 10:01:15 EDT 2009


The most important thing about evaluative criteria determining who or
what is the "greatest" anything is what this criteria reveals about
the person holding it, not what it says about the objects measured
against it.  So we learn a great deal about a critic who praises Donne
at Milton's expense and perhaps a little less about Donne and Milton.

As for Shakespeare, everyone knows his greatest work is the novella
Venus and Adonis.

Jim R


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