John Milton: Complete Poems and Major Prose.(Book review)

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From: Michigan Law Review
Date: 20070401
Author:Brittan, Jillisa; Posner, Richard A.

PARADISE LOST. By John Milton. 1674. Reprinted in JOHN MILTON: COMPLETE POEMS AND MAJOR PROSE. Edited by Meritt Y. Hughes. New York: MacMillan. 1985. Pp. xix, 1059.


Milton's great poem can be enjoyed as a supernatural adventure story in the epic tradition--indeed almost as a science-fiction fantasy. An incredibly powerful supernatural figure--call him Father--lives on planet Heaven somewhere in outer space, surrounded by lesser supernatural beings, called Angels. Father begets Son asexually, and declares his intent to give him viceregal authority. Infuriated ...

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