Graduate studies at Western
The European Legacy 17 (3):291 - 307 (2012)
|Abstract||Using various meanings of ?visit? and ?friend? this essay freely explores connections between Milton's cultivation of fame in Europe, leading to reports in the early lives of visits of scholarly foreigners to his door, and the extraordinary concentration on scenarios of human and divine visitation in the late poems. Social, political and religious strands are followed, from humanist self-presentation in the sonnets through to prophetic isolation in the late poems. Codes of friendship are rehearsed concerning confidentiality and betrayal, and attention is paid to the effect of blindness on the activities of the humanist writer, the need for supporting visits, and an increasing interiority and preoccupation with the responsibilities of those engaged with God's special causes. The proto-humanist visit of Raphael to Adam in Paradise Lost and the many guiding visitations in that poem are contrasted with the situation in Samson Agonistes, where divine guidance is presented as clearer in the past than the present, and the reader is invited to share difficulties of discernment in the Restoration world, prefigured in Judges. The essay ends with the simultaneous publication of Milton's humanist legacy and sale of many of his foreign-language books|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Warren Chernaik (2012). Tragic Freedom in Samson Agonistes. The European Legacy 17 (2):197 - 211.
Margaret Olofson Thickstun (2007). Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education. Palgrave Macmillan.
Ian T. E. Boyd (1996). The Problem of Self-Destroying Sin in John Milton's Samson Agonistes. Faith and Philosophy 13 (4):487-507.
Mandy Green (2012). Reaching a European Audience: Milton's Neo-Latin Poems for Charles Diodati, 1625–39. The European Legacy 17 (2):165 - 184.
John Milton (1991). Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.
Feisal G. Mohamed (2011). Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism. Stanford University Press.
Sanford Budick (2010). Kant and Milton. Harvard University Press.
Ursula Phillips (2012). Epic Poem or Adaptation to Catholic Doctrine? Two Polish Versions of Paradise Lost. The European Legacy 17 (3):349 - 365.
Sharon Eytan (2012). Eastern Imaginings: Milton's Moscovia and Beyond. The European Legacy 17 (3):367 - 376.
Angelica Duran (2012). El Paraíso Perdido and Milton's Reception in Spain. The European Legacy 17 (3):333 - 348.
Joan Catherine Bohl, Brave New Statutes: Grandparent Visitation Statutes as Unconstitutional Invasions of Family Life and Invalid Exercises of State Power.
Stella P. Revard (2012). Milton's Epitaphium Damonis: The Debt to Neo-Latin Poets. The European Legacy 17 (3):309 - 316.
Joan Catherine Bohl, Article: Grandparent Visitation Law Grows Up: The Trend Toward Awarding Visitation Only When the Child Would Otherwise Suffer Harm.
Noam Reisner (2009). Milton and the Ineffable. OUP Oxford.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-04-29
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?