John K. Leonard is a Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario and the author of Naming in Paradise. He has edited Milton’s Complete Poems for Penguin, and is currently preparing a Penguin edition of Milton’s selected prose. (July 2002)

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How Milton Works

by Stanley Fish
How Milton Works by Stanley Fish was a much-anticipated academic event. A distinguished scholar of seventeenth-century literature and a controversial literary theorist, Fish is now a dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Surprised by Sin, his first book on Milton, published in 1967, is widely and justifiably regarded …