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"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed . . . The proof they had been collecting since the terrible discovery in the spring could not be denied: the one thing that connected all these catastrophes was in the Convent. And in the Convent were those women." In Paradise--her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature--Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out There . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Richly imagined and elegantly composed, Paradise weaves a powerful mystery.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2007-07-24
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307388115

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Genre: American drama
Author: John Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release: 1962
File: 92 Pages
ISBN-13: 0573617481

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Genre: Bible
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Release: 1838
File: 373 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044086759610

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Genre:
Author: John Milton
Publisher:
Release: 1750
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433057515417

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Designed for students new to Milton's work, this sourcebook outlines the 17th-century contexts, examines a range of responses to the poem, reprints frequently studied passages of the poem and suggests further reading.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Margaret Kean
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2005
File: 173 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415303257

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This study on the representations of Paradise in the Hebrew Bible (Genesis 2-3 and Ezekiel 28) also deals with the reception of the biblical accounts in early Jewish writings (Enochic texts, the Book of Jubilees, Qumran texts) in Rabbinics and Kabbalah, early mainstream Christianity and in early Christian apocryphal and Gnostic literature. Two further chapters are devoted to views of Paradise in the Christian Middle Ages. The volume concludes with the interpretation of Paradise in John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost,"

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gerard P. Luttikhuizen
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 1999
File: 218 Pages
ISBN-13: 9004113312

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Genre: Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature
Author: André Verbart
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 1995
File: 314 Pages
ISBN-13: 9051838824

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The Commentary, the first full version on Paradise Lost since the Richardsons' in 1734, combines numerous resources with features used for the first time. It includes the best commentary from Annotations like Patrick Hume's (1695), to the variorum editions of Newton (1749) and Todd (1801-42), and the modern professional editions culminating in Alastair Fowler's (1968). Other elements include an essay on the early pre-annotative criticism from 1668, including Marvell, Dryden, Dennis, and others; copious use of the OED; numerous cross-references to Milton's other works and passages in Paradise Lost; fourteen excurses and other contributions by the present editors. This Commentary is itself a research library for Paradise Lost. It uniquely presents biblical, classical, and vernacular citations: the ultimate rather than a more recent source is cited, so dating the comment; every cited passage is quoted, and every question is in English. Only a text of the poem is required. Earl Miner is Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, William Moeck teaches English at Nassau Community College. Steven Jablonski is a public librari

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Prof Earl Miner
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Release: 2004
File: 510 Pages
ISBN-13: 0838755771

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Since its publication by Odyssey Press in 1935, Hughes' richly annotated edition -- revised in 1962 -- remains the preferred text of many instructors.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: John Milton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0872206726

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This volume offers an accessible and stimulating introduction to one of the most influential texts of western literature. This guide highlights Milton's imaginative daring as he boldly revises the epic tradition, brilliantly elaborates upon Genesis, and shapes his ambitious narrative in order to retell the story of the Fall. The book considers the heretical dimensions of Paradise Lost and its theology, while situating Milton's great poem in its literary, religious, and political contexts. A concluding chapter addresses the influence of Milton's sublime poem as a source of creative inspiration for later writers, from the Restoration to the Romantics. Finally, the volume offers an extremely useful and updated guide to further reading, which students will find invaluable.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: David Loewenstein
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 2006-04-27
File: 156 Pages
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