<div dir="ltr">What a loss -- adding those poems to this volume with selections from PL would have given us an anthology both interesting and useful.<div><br></div><div>Jim R</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">
On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Ross Leasure <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:trleasure@gmail.com" target="_blank">trleasure@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
<div dir="ltr">Broadview wasn&#39;t interested in a volume of a dozen or so Modern English translations of Old English poems I&#39;m working on (including &quot;Christ &amp; Satan,&quot; the OE Genesis, &quot;Juliana,&quot; and &quot;Elene&quot;). Nor did they see any room for any of the translations in their anthology of British literature, even among the on-line supplementary texts.  I was told essentially that no one would be interested in teaching them despite their relative importance within the limited canon of surving Anglo-Saxon verse. All of the selections include passages in the voice of Satan or one of his demonic minions which, given my interest in Milton, attracted me to the project in the first place.  Alas.</div>
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<div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM, James Rovira <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:jamesrovira@gmail.com" target="_blank">jamesrovira@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>

<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">I thought it was interesting that Broadview attempted this anthology, but I&#39;ve been asking myself the same question: for what course would I purchase this volume?  Maybe a course on poetry and revolution? Early Modern poetry and religion? Biblical reimaginings? But which of these courses wouldn&#39;t also want to use at least selections from Paradise Lost? <div>


<br></div><div>The copy for this volume on Broadview&#39;s website begins with a series of questions that are equally applicable to Paradise Lost:<br><br>&quot;In Samson Agonistes, Milton&#39;s last great work, he addresses questions that pressed insistently on the imagination of all who were unhappy with the changes wrought by the Restoration. How do we respond to the experience of defeat, and to fears of having been abandoned by the divine? How do we know when our actions accord with divine will, or when they are fueled instead by our fallen desires and weaknesses? At what point do accommodation and compromise with an enemy become a failure of will? What constitutes true heroism? To what extent is violence justified in the cause of freedom?&quot;<br>


<br><a href="http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=1763&amp;cat=0&amp;page=1" target="_blank">http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=1763&amp;cat=0&amp;page=1</a></div><div><br></div><div>I think they should have pushed up the page count to about 150 pages and included at least selections from PL.<br>


<div><div><br></div><div>Jim R </div></div></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 7:08 AM, Ross Leasure <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:trleasure@gmail.com" target="_blank">trleasure@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>


<blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;padding-left:1ex;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-width:1px;border-left-style:solid" class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div>I would have to agree with Richard.  What course might this figure into?  Why not avail oneself of other more complete collocations of Milton&#39;s work?</div>


<div><br></div><div>Ross</div></div><div class="gmail_extra">
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div>On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM, James Rovira <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:jamesrovira@gmail.com" target="_blank">jamesrovira@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
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<div dir="ltr">Broadview has an interesting Milton anthology out -- just SA, a few sonnets, and L&#39;Allegro, Il Penseroso, and Lycidas. Very short: just over 100 pages total. Anyone using it?  Any opinions? <div><br></div>




<div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Samson-Agonistes-Other-Poems-Literature/dp/1554812097" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Samson-Agonistes-Other-Poems-Literature/dp/1554812097</a><br><div><br></div><div>Jim<span><font color="#888888"><br clear="all">



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