Milton's Rival Hermeneutics: Reason is but Choosing
Type of Work
Richard J. DuRocher, Margaret Olofson Thickstun
Duquesne University Press
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Recent critical conversation has described John Milton's major works as sites of uncertainty, irreconcilability, or even confusion — as texts that actually reflect radical incoherence and openness. These newer critical voices posit, moreover, that traditional critics must strain to find coherence and authorial control in Milton's poetry. Richard DuRocher and Margaret Thickstun, together with an esteemed group of Milton scholars from a wide range of critical and theoretical backgrounds, respond to this challenge. While accepting the presence of uncertainty and welcoming the multiple perspectives that Milton builds into his works, this volume offers a variety of nuanced approaches to Milton's texts.
Hamilton Areas of Study
Literature and Creative Writing