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Paradise lost : an annotated bibliography
Klemp, P. J.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : The Scarecrow Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
xii, 249 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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PR3562 .K55 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Provides literary scholars and students at all levels with a comprehensive reference guide to the most important twentieth-century scholarship on this classic.

Author Notes

P.J. Klemp is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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Choice Review

Both upper-division and advanced students will use this very selective guide to what Klemp regards as the "most significant scholarship on Paradise Lost of this century," emphasizing material published during "the period of great diversity" from 1967, when Stanley Fish's Surprised by Sin (CH, Feb'68) appeared, to 1995. Klemp alphabetically arranges 450 entries in sections for scholarly tools (editions, textual studies, bibliographies, and reference works); subjects, including prosody and style, biblical and classical epic traditions, reputation and influence; "Critics on Criticisms of Paradise Lost" and general criticisms; and studies of parts of the poem, with sublistings for "The Narrator, His Invocations, and His Muses" and individual books, 1-12. Objective annotations try to convey the "original critic's perspective." Coverage selectively updates Klemp's The Essential Milton: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies (CH, Jan'90), and Klemp newly annotates previously covered items. Selectivity and fuller annotations give somewhat better critical guidance than more comprehensive Milton bibliographies, including Calvin Huckabay and Klemp's John Milton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1968-1988 (CH, Nov'96), which describes more than 1,400 studies of Paradise Lost and includes some 4,571 total items. Klemp's separate indexes of scholars and subjects, especially, give good access. All collections. J. K. Bracken Ohio State University