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An inspiration to aspirant revolutionaries from Adams to Shelley to Frederick Douglass and beyond, and a scourge of monarchs and tyrants everywhere, John Milton is a great master of political and philosophical poetry.
Why is his Paradise Lost (1667) praised as the greatest non-dramatic poem in English? Is it a poem of resistance and does it offer consolation in a time of crisis? We’ll explore Milton’s remarkable epic poetry as he did the extraordinary thing of making us, his readers, have sympathy with the devil, while showing us our greatest human potential and how we can master the forces that seek to damage and diminish us and be free.
Class meets Thursdays, September 24 and October 15.
Copies of Paradise Lost can be purchased from bookshop.org.
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
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Nigel Smith is Professor of English at Princeton. He is the author of Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon …
Nigel Smith is Professor of English at Princeton. He is the author of Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon; Is Milton better than Shakespeare?; Literature and Revolution in England, 1640–1660; and Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion 1640–1660. He has also co-edited with Nicholas McDowell The Oxford Handbook of Milton.