“How human life began”: Sexual Reproduction in Book 8 of Paradise Lost
Thomas H. Luxon, Dartmouth College
In his recent book The Seeds of Things, Jonathan Goldberg upbraids Miltonists (Professor Luxon included) for discounting the sensuality of the erotic relationships, homo and hetero, in Milton’s poetry. This paper takes his criticism on board and takes a fresh look at one of these Miltonic relationships through the lens of Lucretian materiality.
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