All books by Alastair Fowler:

Time's Purpled Masquers

Time's Purpled Masquers

He describes the forgotten Renaissance beliefs about stellification, an afterlife in the stars through metamorphosis into stellar or angelic substance. The new astronomy of Copernicus and Brahe, far from working against religious beliefs, encouraged hopes of access to the uncorrupted spheres.
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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Published in the Longman Annotated English Poets series, this is the eagerly awaited second edition of Alistair Fowler's annotated edition of Paradise Lost. Since the first edition was published in 1968, this has become the acknowledged authoritative guide to Milton's poem.
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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition it is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years it has held generation upon generation of scholars, students and readers in rapt attention and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.
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The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

This anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected...
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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Besides providing glosses and illustrations of sources and analogues, the notes refer to extra-literary contexts, religious, political and scientific, and aim in particular to explain Milton's imaginary astronomy more fully than any other edition has attempted. The notes also provide an unusual...
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Renaissance Realism: Narrative Images in Literature and Art

Renaissance Realism: Narrative Images in Literature and Art

The book is based on the history of the narrative imagination after single-point perspective. The habit of an older, multi-point perspective long continued, accounting for anachronism, discontinuous realism, double time-schemes, and depiction of different moments as simultaneous.
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The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

Now, this remarkable quantity of extraordinary literature has been brought together in one large volume, The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse. Like the previous edition, all of the best known works are present, but this new edition also responds to considerable changes in scholarship...
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A History Of English Literature

A History Of English Literature

This delightful introduction to English literature, engaging, readable, and wise, is enlivened by the opinions and pleasures of a fine scholar-critic. Historically, it ranges from the Middle Ages to the present, concentrating on British writing but glancing also at selected American and...
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The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

Grierson and G. Bullough. In particular, it tries to strike a balance between Metaphysical and Jonsoniaqn poetry, as well as to make up for earlier neglect of popular verse.
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Triumphal Forms: Structural Patterns in Elizabethan Poetry

Triumphal Forms: Structural Patterns in Elizabethan Poetry

Such structures of time and the triumphal form, in which the most important 'sovereign' element is placed at the centre, are the two main numerological patterns discussed by Dr Fowler. Critics have tended to regard numerology as an isolated phenomenon, rare after the Middle Ages but Dr Fowler...
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A History of English Literature

A History of English Literature

This delightful introduction to English literature, engaging, readable, and wise, is enlivened by the opinions and pleasures of a fine scholar-critic. Historically, it ranges from the Middle Ages to the present, concentrating on British writing but glancing also at selected American and...
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How to Write

How to Write

The book also offers a wealth of invaluable practical considerations, including when and where to write, when to printout and when to edit onscreen, what type of pen works well for revisions, and the hazards of the paperclip. The author is a seasoned writer whose encouraging but uncompromising...
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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

3 1/2 inch diskette enclosed/IBM compatible
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Spenser's Images of Life

Spenser's Images of Life

It is Lewis longest piece of literary criticism, as distinct from literary history. It approaches The Faerie Queene as a majestic pageant of the universe and nature, celebrating God as 'the glad creator', and argues that conventional views of epic and allegory must be modified if the poem is to...
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New Orleans

New Orleans

Stunning architecture. An exciting mix of colorful cultures. Dixieland jazz and zydeco. Heritage celebrated proudly in countless parades and music festivals. Crawfish and jambalaya. It’s all this and more about The Big Easy that induces pride in residents and attracts more than eight million...

Are Miracles Real?

Are Miracles Real?

Do you believe in miracles? If we limit God to playing the role of a wonder-worker, we tend to view miracles as nothing more than quick cures, unexplained good luck, or even tricks. It is only when we gain a deeper understanding of miracles as the loving actions of a God who enters human life...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Karl Barth, one of the 20th century's most prominent theologians, was a lifelong devotee of Mozart and his music. This book, originally published in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mozart's birth in 1956, is fittingly reissued in English translation in 1986, the 100th anniversary of...