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Milton and Modernity: Politics, Masculinity and Paradise Lost

Milton and Modernity: Politics, Masculinity and Paradise Lost (Hardback)

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This book presents a theoretical and historicized reading of the production of the 'autonomous' subject in Milton's prose and in Paradise Lost. It rejects the current orthodoxy that liberal humanism is just a form of domination, and reads Milton's texts as revolutionary. Although Milton participates in the formation of discourses of sexuality, labour and the nature of reason which come to be normative, neither Milton's texts nor modernity more generally can be understood without also accepting the dynamism inherent in the belief in individual freedom.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poets Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 18/12/2000 ISBN-13: 9780333746752  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MATTHEW JORDAN is Lecturer in Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.

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