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Making Darkness Light: A Life of John Milton

Making Darkness Light: A Life of John Milton

Moshenska, Joe

Hardcover

Historical FiguresLiterary FiguresBritish History

Publisher Price: $35.00

ISBN10: 1541620682
ISBN13: 9781541620681
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: Dec 7 2021
Pages: 464
Weight: 1.50
Height: 1.60 Width: 6.50 Depth: 9.40
Language: English
An innovative and elegant new biography of John Milton from an acclaimed Oxford professor

John Milton was once essential reading for visionaries and revolutionaries, from William Blake to Ben Franklin. Now, however, he has become a literary institution--intimidating rather than inspiring.

In Making Darkness Light, Oxford professor Joe Moshenska rediscovers a poet whose rich contradictions confound his monumental image. Immersing ourselves in the rhythms and textures of Milton's world, we move from the music of his childhood home to his encounter with Galileo in Florence into his idiosyncratic belief system and his strange, electrifying imagination.

Making Darkness Light  will change the way we think about Milton, the place of his writings in his life, and his life in history. It is also a book about Milton's place in our times: about our relationship with the Western canon, about why and how we read, and about what happens when we let someone else's ideas inflect our own.

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