The Satanic Epic

The Satanic Epic PDF
Author: Neil Forsyth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400825233
Size: 32.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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The Satanic Epic

by Neil Forsyth, The Satanic Epic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Satanic Epic books, The Satan of Paradise Lost has fascinated generations of readers. This book attempts to explain how and why Milton's Satan is so seductive. It reasserts the importance of Satan against those who would minimize the poem's sympathy for the devil and thereby make Milton orthodox. Neil Forsyth argues that William Blake got it right when he called Milton a true poet because he was "of the Devils party" even though he set out "to justify the ways of God to men." In seeking to learn why Satan is so alluring, Forsyth ranges over diverse topics--from the origins of evil and the relevance of witchcraft to the status of the poetic narrator, the epic tradition, the nature of love between the sexes, and seventeenth-century astronomy. He considers each of these as Milton introduces them: as Satanic subjects. Satan emerges as the main challenge to Christian belief. It is Satan who questions and wonders and denounces. He is the great doubter who gives voice to many of the arguments that Christianity has provoked from within and without. And by rooting his Satanic reading of Paradise Lost in Biblical and other sources, Forsyth retrieves not only an attractive and heroic Satan but a Milton whose heretical energies are embodied in a Satanic character with a life of his own.


After Satan

After Satan PDF
Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443823597
Size: 62.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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After Satan

by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, After Satan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download After Satan books, This volume is the result of a collective desire to pay homage to Neil Forsyth, whose work has significantly contributed to scholarship on Satan. This volume is “after” Satan in more ways than one, tracing the afterlife of both the satanic figure in literature and of Neil Forsyth’s contribution to the field, particularly in his major books The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth (Princeton University Press, 1987, revised 1990) and The Satanic Epic (Princeton University Press, 2003). The essays in this volume draw on Forsyth’s work as a focus for their analyses of literary encounters with evil or with the Devil himself, reflecting the richness and variety of contemporary approaches to the age-old question of how to represent evil. All the contributors acknowledge Neil Forsyth’s influence in the study of both the Satan-figure and Milton’s Paradise Lost. But beyond simply paying homage to Neil Forsyth, the articles collected here trace the lineage of the Satan figure through literary history, showing how evil can function as a necessary other against which a community may define itself. They chart the demonised other through biblical history and medieval chronicle, Shakespeare and Milton, to nineteenth-century fiction and the contemporary novel. Many of the contributors find that literary evil is mediated through the lens of the Satan of Paradise Lost, and their articles address the notion, raised by Neil Forsyth in The Satanic Epic, that the literary Devil-figures under consideration are particularly interested in linguistic ambivalence and the twisted texture of literary works themselves. The multiple responses to evil and the continuous reinvention of the devil figure through the centuries all reaffirm the textual presence of the Devil, his changing forms necessarily inscribed in the shifting history of western literary culture. These essays are a tribute to the work of Neil Forsyth, whose scholarship has illuminated and guided the study of the Devil in English and other literatures.


Satan

Satan PDF
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811513X
Size: 45.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Devil in literature
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Satan

by Harold Bloom, Satan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Satan books, Presents a collection of writings exploring the character of Satan in world literature.


The Logical Epic

The Logical Epic PDF
Author: Dennis H. Burden
Publisher:
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Size: 23.59 MB
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Category : Bible
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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The Logical Epic

by Dennis H. Burden, The Logical Epic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Logical Epic books,


John Milton

John Milton PDF
Author: Neil Forsyth
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 074595913X
Size: 68.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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John Milton

by Neil Forsyth, John Milton Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download John Milton books, John Milton has usually been regarded as 'the other great poet' in English literature, after Shakespeare. He is the only one of the world's great poets also to have been actively engaged in politics. A radical Protestant and staunch republican, he served as Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth. After the restoration of Charles II, his life was probably saved by his fame as a poet. Apart from the great poems like Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, Milton also wrote eloquent treatises on topics including divorce, freedom of the press, kingship and education. This lively new biography by a renowned Milton scholar explores the psychological complexities of a man who must be counted one of the most significant and fascinating writers and thinkers of all time.


Kritikon Litterarum

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Size: 57.14 MB
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Category : Philology
Languages : en
Pages :
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Kritikon Litterarum

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Sinister Aesthetics

Sinister Aesthetics PDF
Author: Joel Elliot Slotkin
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Size: 54.92 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 486
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Sinister Aesthetics

by Joel Elliot Slotkin, Sinister Aesthetics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sinister Aesthetics books,