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Title:
John Milton
Author:
Bloom, Harold.
Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
84 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780791051115
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library PR3588 .J65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Bloom calls Milton the greatest poet of the 17th century and the most powerful in the language after Shakespeare and Chaucer. Examined are "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso," "Lycidas," "Samson Agonistes," as well as "Sonnet 18," "Sonnet 19," and "Sonnet 23."


Author Notes

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

Bloom calls Milton the greatest poet of the 17th century and the most powerful in the language after Shakespeare and Chaucer. Examined are L'Allegro and Il Penseroso, Lycidas, Samson Agonistes, as well as Sonnet 18, Sonnet 19, and Sonnet 23. Excerpted from John Milton by Harold Bloom All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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