[Milton-L] Milton's Deliberate Ambiguities

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 20:02:44 EDT 2017


Thanks for the reply, Michael. I will look up the journal article you recommend. I have read Against Interpretation, and have it, but it's been quite a while. Can you elaborate on the specific part of the argument there that you think applies?

Jim

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> On Sep 3, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Bryson, Michael E <michael.bryson at csun.edu> wrote:
> 
> I really don't think this--"complex literary texts only ever mean one thing and nothing else"--is the argument being made here.
> 
> A couple of sources that argue at much greater length for what I do see as the case being made are listed below:
> 
> 
> Longxi, Zhang. “The Letter or the Spirit: The Song of Songs, Allegoresis, 
> and the Book of Poetry”. Comparative Literature: 193–217, https://doi. 
> org/10.2307/1770241 
> 
> Sontag, Susan. Against Interpretation: And Other Essays. New York: Farrar, Straus 
> and Giroux, 2013.
> 
> 
> Michael Bryson



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