Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In dubious battle ...

... surely that is what Doing Battle With the Bard amounts to. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I read a good chunk of Paradise Lost in March. It displays much sonorous eloquence, to be sure, but I found it hard to love. As tours of Hell go, Dante remains the better guide - and the better poet (though interestingly, both Milton and Dante are humorless).

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