[Milton-L] Nude or Naked?

richard strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Sun Jul 24 17:05:55 EDT 2011


"nude means aesthetic, not erotic
naked means erotic, not aesthetic"

SEEMS LIKE DOGMATISM TO ME.  IT'S A SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF THE KENNETH 
CLARK, ROGER SCRUTON VIEW.

DON'T SEE WHY NUDE CAN'T BE EROTIC, AND NAKED CAN'T BE AESTHETIC.  
MILTON USES NAKED OVER AND OVER FOR EVE, AND, THE CLAIM THAT HAS 
GENERATED THE DISCUSSION IS THAT THIS IS EROTIC, AND MEANT TO BE SO -- 
FOR THE VARIOUS ONLOOKERS AND THE MALE READER (AT LEAST).




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