[Milton-L] assumptions about the fruit, a question for john leonard
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Apr 14 14:42:04 EDT 2014
Richard A. Strier: To open up another can of worms, I have never thought
that there was any real difference between pre and post sex, even though m
obviously wanted there to be. There was dalliance and desireful looks
before. Thank God.
I think I've mentioned this before. Aers & Hodge in a 1979 _Milton Studies_
suggested that the sex in Book IV was essentially more obscene, that in
Book IX less so. I think they quote one of their students (a woman)
saying of Book IX, "But that's the way I _like_ it."
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