Blair Worden: Donne and Milton’s Prose
18 June 2014
Show More Sermons of John Donne Vol. III: Sermons Preached at the Court of Charles I edited by David Colclough.
Oxford, 521 pp., £125, November 2013, 978 0 19 956548 1Show More
Complete Works of John Milton Vol. VI: Vernacular Regicide and Republican Writings edited by N.H. Keeble and Nicholas McDowell.
Oxford, 811 pp., £125, December 2013, 978 0 19 921805 9Show More
“... in this case of subject matter. Again we see the capacity of editorial policy-making to shape the reader’s experience. Milton’s political prose is one of the categories, but, as the title of N.H.Keeble and Nicholas McDowell’s volume indicates (once one has parsed it), it has been split into two by the addition of another criterion, of language. The ‘vernacular’ or English tracts are allocated ...”