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Milton's Poetical Thought

The Literary Agenda

Maggie Kilgour

August 2021

ISBN: 9780198808824

144 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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The Literary Agenda

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At a time when literature is thought to have limited value in a world dominated by scientific thinking, this volume offers close readings of John Milton's major works to argue that poetry is a vital means of knowing the world and answering the most fundamental questions.

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At a time when literature is thought to have limited value in a world dominated by scientific thinking, this volume offers close readings of John Milton's major works to argue that poetry is a vital means of knowing the world and answering the most fundamental questions.

  • Uses Milton to defend the value of poetry in a world that only measures value economically
  • Accessible to undergraduates and general readers, and helps Milton scholars see how to reach new audiences
  • Offers close readings of Milton's works

About the Author(s)

Maggie Kilgour, Molson Professor of English, McGill University

Maggie Kilgour is a prize-winning teacher at McGill University where she is Molson Professor of English. A lover of poetry since she started reading, she is interested in all forms of literature but has written especially on Milton, the gothic novel, the reception of the classical tradition, and cannibalism.

Table of Contents

    Preface: Milton's Luxurious Imagination
    1:Born to Write
    2:The Poet's Paradise
    3:Milton's Readers
    Further Reading