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Wollstonecraft''s Milton

 

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Given her derogatory remarks about Eve, "our first frail mother," and her accusation that Milton must have meant to "deprive" women of their souls (VRW), Mary Wollstonecraft''s attitude towards her literary forefather, John Milton, is often assumed to be antagonistic. However, Wollstonecraft''s relationship with the Miltonic tradition of her time is anything but straightforward. Perceived as biblically inspired and culturally authoritative, Milton was, she knew, the likely underpinning for almost every conduct manual, philosophical work, or sermon that addressed the subjects of good, evil, or gender relations. Moreover, his pastoral poetry and famous images were frequently mined by contemporary writers to such an extent that his tradition had seeped into the very language she had to use to advance her revisionist agenda. In order to confront such a ubiquitous tradition, Wollstonecraft adopts multiple rhetorical strategies in which she in turn appropriates, rejects, and manipulates the Miltonic tradition she inherited. In the process, she exposes misinterpretation and misuse of Milton''s oeuvre as well as revisionary tendencies in the works of the poet himself.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC23344
AuthorElin Dowdican
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages212
Publishing Year8/16/2010
ISBN978-3838367248
Edition1 st
Book Typelinguistics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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