Product Description: In Delete This at Your Peril, Neil Forsyth introduced the fictional character Bob Servant to the UK and North America and his creation quickly gained a critically-led cult following. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh picked Delete This at Your Peril for Esquire's Funniest Books Ever Written and both the book and the Bob Servant character are being developed for television and radio by the BBC...read more
9781841589206 | Reprint edition (Birlinn Ltd, October 1, 2010), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: In Delete This at Your Peril, Neil Forsyth introduced the fictional character Bob Servant to the UK and North America and his creation quickly gained a critically-led cult following.
Product Description: John Milton (1608Â1674) is often regarded as one of Englandâs greatest poets, second only to Shakespeare. Best known for his magnum opus Paradise Lost, Milton was also one of historyâs most politically active writers. A radical Protestant and staunch republican, he served as Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth and throughout his life wrote eloquent treatises on topics including divorce, freedom of the press, kingship, and education...read more
The Satan of Paradise Lost has fascinated generations of readers. This book attempts to explain how and why Milton's Satan is so seductive. It reasserts the importance of Satan against those who would minimize the poem's sympathy for the devil and thereby make Milton orthodox. Neil Forsyth argues that William Blake got it right when he called Milton a true poet because he was "of the Devils party" even though he set out "to justify the ways of God to men." In seeking to learn why Satan is so alluring, Forsyth ranges over diverse topics--from the origins of evil and the relevance of witchcraft to the status of the poetic narrator, the epic tradition, the nature of love between the sexes, and seventeenth-century astronomy. He considers each of these as Milton introduces them: as Satanic subjects. Satan emerges as the main challenge to Christian belief. It is Satan who questions and wonders and denounces. He is the great doubter who gives voice to many of the arguments that Christianity has provoked from within and without. And by rooting his Satanic reading of Paradise Lost in Biblical and other sources, Forsyth retrieves not only an attractive and heroic Satan but a Milton whose heretical energies are embodied in a Satanic character with a life of his own.
Product Description: On July 14th, 1790, a key figure in the French Revolution honoured Milton as a founding father of the French republic. In the light of this connection, it was appropriate that the 8th International Milton Symposium (7-11 June 2005) was held in Grenoble, cradle of the French Revolution...read more
9783039112364 | 1 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, November 29, 2006), cover price $137.95 | About this edition: On July 14th, 1790, a key figure in the French Revolution honoured Milton as a founding father of the French republic.
9780691067124 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 1987, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The Description for this book, The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth, will be forthcoming.
9780691014746 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1989), cover price $72.00 | About this edition: The description for this book, The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth, will be forthcoming.