Milton's Poetry of Independence
George H. McLoone
John Milton's vocation was that of a great poet, but he stood on the field of ecclesiastical and political controversy throughout his writing career. Milton's Poetry of Independence examines patterns of ecclesiological and affective imagery in five poems by Milton. The book shows how Milton's ecclesiastical noncomformity, his Puritan Independency, had important uses in his poetic art.
About the author:
A graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Virginia, George H. McLoone received his doctorate in English from The George Washington University where he studied with Edward Weismiller, Jon Quitslund, and the late John Reesing. In 1985, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to attend its summer institute on Paradise Lost at Arizona State University with John Shawcross as principal lecturer. Professor mcLoone's publications include articles on Milton in Milton Studies, The Milton Quarterly, and Mosaic. He is currently Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College and resides in Great Falls, Virginia.