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JOHN CAREY – THE ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival 2017
8 - 8 June 2017 The Salberg
JOHN CAREY – THE ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST

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Thursday 8 June at 11.30am

Following its publication in 1667, John Milton’s Paradise Lost became celebrated throughout Europe as a supreme achievement of the human spirit. But today it is little read. Emeritus Professor in English at Oxford University, writer and critic John Carey invites us to return to Milton’s masterpiece, distilling the heart of this epic poem into a sequence of vivid narratives, from the rise of Satan to the fall of Adam and Eve, casting new light on Milton’s sources of inspiration and the poetic power and significance of his words. 

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