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Authors to Themselves: Milton and the Revelation of History (Hardback)
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Authors to Themselves: Milton and the Revelation of History (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 29/01/1988
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Grossman examines the narrative form of Paradise Lost to discover Milton's thoroughly modern concept of self. Banished from paradise, the epic poem's protagonists become 'authors to themselves in all/Both what they judge and what they choose', left to create their own story in relation to the story already written by God. Grossman believes the resulting structure of the poem must be understood in the context of seventeenth-century historical and theological developments, specifically Bacon's notion of history as progress and Protestant theology's notion of the inner voice. The book draws upon recent works in hermeneutics and analytic history to develop the argument that there is a common structure to the experience of time in action and in narrative. In developing this thesis, Grossman draws on the work Stephen Greenblatt, Ricoeur, Todorov, Genette, Derrida and Lacan to construct an original reading of Paradise Lost that will fascinate Miltonists, specialists in seventeenth-century literature, and readers concerned with narrative theory.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521340373
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm

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