John Milton | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stanley Fish

This literature criticism consists of approximately 29 pages of analysis & critique of John Milton.
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Critical Essay by Stanley Fish

SOURCE: "What It's Like to Read 'L'Allegro' and Ί1 Penseroso,'" Milton Studies, Vol. VII, 1975, pp. 77-98.

In the following essay, Fish offers a performative reading of "L'AUegro" and "Il Penseroso."

I have only one point to make and everything else follows from it: "L'Allegro" is easier to read than "Il Penseroso." This I assume is hardly news, but if one were a subscriber to the Times Literary Supplement in 1934, the matter might seem to be shrouded in considerable doubt, for on October 18 of that year J. P. Curgenven initiated a remarkable correspondence by asking and answering the question, "Who comes to the window in "L'Allegro," line 46?" Curgenven is disturbed by those who construe &#x...

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