Shifting Contexts: Reinterpreting Samson Agonistes

Shifting Contexts: Reinterpreting Samson Agonistes

by Joseph Anthony Wittreich




Wittreich (English, City U. of New York) does not write for those who believe there is only one truth, but those who, like John Milton he says, understand that poets are truth-tellers who tell the truth partially because that is all of it they know. He argues that there are various Samsons in the 17th-century English poem, surrounded by different traditions of interpretation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820703312
Publisher: Duquesne University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Series: Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

1Reinterpreting Samson Agonistes1
2Justifying Samson's Ways67
3"Glorious For A While"101
4Several Texts in One145
5Though Colliding with Thought193
6From Political Allegory to an Allegory of Readings243

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