[Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 15:03:45 EDT 2009


No need to apologize, Tony.  I tend to think the same way.  I think
more people need to be speaking up as you did.

I'm not a Milton specialist either.  My diss. was on Blake and
Kierkegaard and I had to wrestle with justifying the application of
Kierkegaard to Blake  -- just for myself.  English studies tend not to
worry about that too much.  So I tried to identify cultural tensions
to which both authors responded in similar fashion (and from within a
similar literary/ philosophical tradition), suggesting these tensions
and this shared literary tradition serve as a good basis for a
mutually enlightening reading of the two authors.

Jim R

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Tony Demarest <tonydemarest at hotmail.com> wrote:
> And Jim-
> Not trying to begin a civil war, not being a Milton specialist, I have
> always had "paradise envy"- and I really appreciate what those of you on the
> list present- but having been Jesuit educated, I have always had a problem
> with anachronisms- and thus I read your comment as such- when in reality, I
> should have stood back and let it unfold in "real time."
> I went to Regis HS in NYC where we were whipped into Greek and lashed into
> Latin, and I remember with great fear that I should never dot an iota. I
> appreciate your grace in responding and repeat my apology if I did strike a
> poor chord.
> Tony


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