Milton, Poet of Duality

(1985 Yale University Press)
(1993 University Press of Florida)

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Table of Contents [vii]
 
 
Preface to the 1993 Edition ix
The Syllable of Sin (in/en) in Paradise Lost xx
Acknowledgments to the 1993 Edition xxi
Milton's Numbers xxiii
Preface to the 1985 Edition xxv
Acknowledgments to the 1985 Edition xxvii


  1.  The Lexicon of Duality in Paradise Lost 1
  2.  Surprised by Signs: Mediation in Dante and Milton 30
  3.  Resigning / Re-sign-ing and the Trope 40
  4.  Rhymes and Puns 60
  5.  The Nightingale: Sacrifice Perverted 72
  6.  Incest, Chastity, Productivity 85
  7.  Sacrifice: The Meaning of Meaning 101
  8.  Authority: The Duel between the Adversary and the Son 114
  9.  Equality: Dual, not Duel 126
  10.  Proof: Fruit of the Dual 144
  11.  Christ: Son of God, Lord of Difference 154
  12.  Samson: Son of the Same, Victim of Confusion 169

Notes 191

Index 217