"Still the most lucid, useful, entertaining introduction to Milton's poem anyone has contrived to write. Traditional literary criticism at its best."--Lance E. Wilcox, Elmhurst College
Having read nearly everything else by CS Lewis, I eagerly read this scholarly book, not one of his more popular titles. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Robert G. Leroe
The categories don't apply to C.S. Lewis, especially in an overview of Milton and Paradise Lost.
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I came to this book 1) because it is famous in Milton scholarship, 2) because I love Milton, and 3) because I have often enjoyed C.S. Lewis. I found it disappointing, however. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric Meub
C.S. Lewis fails both as a literary critic and a theologian in this antiquated reading of Milton.
First, theological convictions have no place in criticism. Read more
C. S. Lewis is one of the most graspable literary critics. His writing style suggests how desperately he wants his readers to understand his analysis. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K P Ambroziak
In this book/lecture, Lewis tries to do for Paradise Lost what Tolkien's The Monsters and the Critics: And Other Essays. J.R.R. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joel E. Mitchell
Lewis gives you an entirely new way of looking at epic poetry in general, and Milton's supposed pedantry in particular. Very insightful and helpful. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bethany Pearson
I'm the only person I know who loves "Paradise Lost." This is a great addition to my library. I only wish that the complete recording of "Paradise Lost" by Anthony Quayle issued on... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Johann Sebastian Fu
[Throughout the years, I have written a number of reviews that have never been published online on Amazon. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Mike London