[lit-ideas] Re: Milton translated (as prose?)

  • From: "Simon Ward" <sedward@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 00:22:36 -0000

"I think though the problem with Milton is not so much his language as that his themes are a bit difficult for the modern secular reader to identify with."

That's exactly the point. Milton is allusion first, poetry second and story last. Books have been written without reference Milton's prose style.

Unbalanced, unusually (for a Tuesday) by 5 pints of Jail Ale
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