jwatt at butler.edu
Tue Aug 7 13:01:50 EDT 2012
Thanks, Jim R. That's very interesting. I think I agree with you that the God of P.R. is closer to the Satan of Blake's MILTON than the one of P.L., whose sadness rather redeems him. I might, if I were still offering seminars, try one on "Milton [Regained]."
From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] on behalf of James Rovira [jamesrovira at gmail.com]
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Thank you, Jim W. It occurred to me after sending that last email that anyone on the side of the angels of Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell would believe that Milton's God was the true God so would probably read Blake as a Satanic reader of Milton. I think Blake does engage Milton's Satan, but not necessarily in MHH -- I think the Satan of Paradise Regained is the Satan of Blake's _Milton_.
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Watt, James <jwatt at butler.edu<mailto:jwatt at butler.edu>> wrote:
That takes me to the reason for my note; I agree with you that Blake was no 'Satanic reader' of P.L.; in fact, in MILTON he makes it perfectly clear that in his eyes Milton was worshipping Nobodaddy or Satan and only saved by 'the poetic genius.'
cheers, Jim Watt
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