[Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost

Marlene Edelstein malkaruth2000 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 15 04:16:02 EDT 2009

absolutely - I'm reminded of Johnson's rejoinder to the smart fashionable declarations that Pope wasn't a poet - sorry, I haven't got the text before me (J's Life of Pope), but it was essentially a blow at Romantic essentialism. 


believe everything, believe nothing

--- On Tue, 14/4/09, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:

From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Tuesday, 14 April, 2009, 5:56 PM

Neh, doesn't matter, we're working with Romantic paradigms here and a
sentimental poetics wins the day.

Jim R

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Peter C. Herman <herman2 at mail.sdsu.edu> wrote:
> I don't suppose it would matter to anyone that in the early modern period,
> the term "poet" encompassed both drama and verse. There are "poets" in
> theatres as well as bookstalls.
> pch
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