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‘Influence poetry once more’: Allen Tate and Milton's ‘Lycidas’

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The standard narrative of the Milton Controversy in the early twentieth century has frequently regarded the New Criticism as part of the modernist antipathy towards Milton, which was fostered by articles such as F. R. Leavis's ‘Milton's Verse’ (1933) and T. S. Eliot's ‘A Note on the Verse of John Milton’ (1935). This essay challenges such depictions of two prominent New Critics – Allen Tate and John Crowe Ransom – as inveterately hostile to Milton, arguing instead that he occupies a significa...

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10.3366/mod.2019.0250

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Journal:
Modernist Cultures More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
193-212
Publication date:
2019-05-01
Acceptance date:
2017-10-15
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EISSN:
1753-8629
ISSN:
2041-1022
Language:
English
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1054237
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pubs:1054237
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2020-01-30

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