JOHN CAREY – THE ESSENTIAL PARADISE LOST
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.