Milton in Purgatory

Milton in Purgatory

Milton in Purgatory

Milton Pitt leads an uneventful life in the city of Oxford, with a dull job and a secret longing for adventure. One morning, on his way to work, he is hit by a speeding car. For a moment he hovers above his body in the shape of a butterfly, until he re-awakens in his bedroom, as if the morning so far never happened. Is he dead? Was it just a dream? Everything in his room looks exactly the same as when he first woke up. Everything, that is, except for the bloody footprints leading to the fireplace…

John Milton

John Milton

John Milton


Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

An examination of political and cultural acts of commemoration, this study addresses the connection of representation of violence in literary works to historical traumas such as royal death, secularization and regicide. Incorporating contemporary theories of trauma, Thomas Anderson here analyzes works by Shakepeare, Marlowe, Webster, Marvell and Milton. By interrogating the difficulty in representing historical crises in poetry, drama and political prose, Anderson demonstrates how early modern English identity is the fragile product of an ambivalent desire to flee history.

A Milton Encyclopedia

A Milton Encyclopedia

A Milton Encyclopedia

This nine volume set presents in easily accessible format the extensive information now available about John Milton. It has grown to be a study of English civilization of Milton's time and a history of literary and political matters since then.