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Paradise, Lost.

(From Darren Aronoksky’s “The Fountain”, with leading actors Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weiz beneath the tree of life)

Yesterday I posted some of my demos up, finally. 560 more words

Beyond the Moment

Photograph by Maria Fokas - Greece, Thessaloniki /2014


Humanly Evil: A Lesson from Milton and Tolkien on Being the Ultimate Antihero

So here’s my essay that’s about to be published in a small academic ebook. It’s not spectacular, but, hey, it’s a start.

Literature is an intimate and sensitive portal to understanding the world and humanity. 2,512 more words


"Stan, Music Man"

In the spring of 2012, I took a course on John Milton, and my professor had his students attempt to write a poem in the style of  573 more words


Re-Reading Paradise Lost: In Which I Lay Out My Argument

It seems appropriate, at the start of this particular undertaking, to utter a small prayer.

God, where do I start with this poem?

My usual quip about it being best to start at the beginning doesn’t seem quite so proper here, what with this being an epic poem and the convention of… 907 more words


Paradise Lost in Second Life: Pushing the artistic and technical envelope

Having already covered the dress rehearsal and the press preview of the Basilique Performing Arts Company’s adaptation of John Milton’s famous epic poem “Paradise Lost… 4,597 more words

Second Life

Evoking Milton: The More Effective Counter-Hegemonic Mode

Although satire is a common choice for counter-hegemonic writings, the evocation and allusion to Milton, as evidenced in both the works of Mahomet and De Quincy, is a much more creative and underhanded mode of subversion. 444 more words

Sake Dean Mahomet