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Synopsis: In Justice in the Dock, Harold Skulsky argues that the currently dominant moral readings of Samson Agonistes reduce it to the pious antiquarian charade it energetically refuses to be - whether the hero is taken as a war criminal or a saint (Christian or existentialist). Milton is as subversive a traditionalist here as elsewhere; he has picked a theologically scandalous stretch of Bible history to dramatize, and he invents a dramatic structure that makes over the theater, or theatrical imagination, into the scene of a jury trial. The result is neither a sermon in disguise nor a study in indeterminacy, but the theatrical equivalent of the republican freedom the poet's political career was dedicated to promoting. Attorney Milton declares his mind - but leaves the audience free to make up theirs.
On the way to establishing this, Skulsky brings out in all their nastiness the subversive questions forced by the Book of Judges on a would-be Christian believer of the early modern period, and he studies in detail two remarkable earlier attempts to come to terms, in the same tradition of "sacred" drama, with the same Book and the same questions.
Justice in the Dock is a book about the preeminent English poet (after Shakespeare) trying to make sense of a paradigm case of mass killing - virtually of genocide - that is endorsed by the Ground of All Justice and carried out by an Israelite hero who (if St. Paul can be trusted) is also a saint. The book is meant to attract readers interested in literature, moral philosophy, religion, or the historic roots of the modern sensibility, as well as readers specifically involved with Milton and his literary, intellectual, and religious background.
Title: Justice in the Dock: Milton's Experimental ...
Publisher: Univ of Delaware Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description University of Delaware Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G0874135559I4N00
Book Description Univ of Delaware Pr, 1995. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84591466
Book Description Univ of Delaware Pr, 1995. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93566831
Book Description University of Delaware Press, 1995. Book Condition: New. *Price HAS BEEN reduced this weekend for our ABEBOOKS November SALE* 133 pp., Hardcover, NEW in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ZB1073661
Book Description -University of Delaware Press 30 Nov -, 1995. First edition. 133 pages with index. Cloth. Fine in like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 12960
Book Description Univ of Delaware Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0874135559
Book Description University of Delaware Press, Newark, NJ; Associated University Presses; Cranbury, NJ, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover. DJ is purple and gray with gray and white lettering and a large black and white image. Cover is black with lettering stamped in gold on spine. Title page not dated. Copyright page dated 1995. 133 pages including notes, bibliography, and index. DJ is in very good condition. Edges slightly bumped. A few creases. Cover is in very good condition. Edges slightly bumped. Light rubbing on back. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 873
Book Description Univ of Delaware Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0874135559
Book Description Hardcover. Unviersity of Delaware Press / Associated University Presses, 1995. 133pp. Very Good, text clean and tight / Lightly chipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 102521
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Justice in the Dock: Miltons Experimental Tragedy. Bookseller Inventory # Grb1013142