[Milton-L] Pass the salt.
Bryson, Michael E
michael.bryson at csun.edu
Mon Sep 4 22:59:38 EDT 2017
Seems to me that accusations of anti-intellectualism are where (even potentially) useful conversations go to die. As this one seems to have done.
Love and its Critics: From the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton’s Eden (Cambridge: Open Book, 2017)
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From: James Rovira
Date: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 7:55 PM
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Scholarly anti-intellectualism. Interesting.
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I think when Richard bows out, I bow out with him. To those who say "They also serve who only stand and wait" is ironic or ambiguous, I reply "So you say. And so you may also believe. What's KNOWN, though, to all of us, is only known in our bones. Nort our brains, not our hearts, not even in our souls, but in our bones. And I'd say to one who doubted Milton's sincerity here, "Do you doubt his skill? Or his talent? Do you doubt your own? Indeed, if not, then you do not doubt enough until you doubt your doubt. Then we can talk."
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