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Approaches to Milton

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by Rosamund Tuve.
The qualities in Milton's poetry which nineteenth-century critics singled out for praise-the pictorial power of the images, the mysterious grandeur, the 'phrases of towering port'-have been precisely the qualities to which his twentieth-century detractors have most objected But the way is now open, Miss Tuve believes, for a deeper appreciation of Milton's poetry than has been possible since the seventeenth century; yet the new critical approach carries its own special dangers.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 18)

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