. . . poet, essayist, teacher, editor, fiddle player, singer, gardener, cook, house painter, humanist, and maker of mistakes . . .
I almost sent you that same link! I read the review almost in horror, trying to imagine Sin and Death in big blocks of prose on a page. It is like reading Beowulf in a prose "translation"--somehow, it is all less alive on a page.Laura
I find it interesting that academics think this is a good idea; as far as I can remember, no poets were interviewed. So apparently, for Milton scholars, disseminating the poetry to the masses is less important than disseminating the plot. But the plot of Paradise Lost is dull, as are the plots of all the great epic poems I can think of. What makes them great is the writing itself.Frankly I'd rather read the Classic Comics version. At least it has pictures.
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