Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Paradise Lost Read-Along Anyone?
I'm teaching Milton's Paradise Lost again this fall and I thought I'd see if anyone wanted to read along. We could find a forum for sharing our thoughts--either over audio chat or just posting on a blog (this one or my own). If you haven't read it already, it's well worth reading. And if you have read it already, it's well worth reading again, in my opinion.
It's a great, great poem. The poetry itself is lovely. The subject matter (first the fall of Satan and later the fall of Adam and Eve) is fascinating, and Milton's project--to "justify the ways of God to men"--is certainly an ambitious one.
I'll be teaching it from 8/31-9/16, and I can post the more detailed schedule I'll be following if folks are interested in joining in. Also, I highly recommend the Norton edition. It's got great notes, which are really helpful. It's probably in every used bookstore there is.