Books: Milton Agonistes

MILTON AND His MODERN CRITICS—Logan Pearsall Smifh—Little, Brown ($1.50).

Milton and His Modern Critics is a little (87-page) book by a critic whom people are beginning to read more & more, about a poet whom people have been reading less & less. Had Milton known that Logan Pearsall Smith would one day defend him, he would probably have cried again: "Avenge O Lord thy slaughter'd Saints." A defense by the dilettante author of Trivia, More Trivia and All Trivia could seem scarcely less incongruous to the author of Paradise Lost than the Restoration.


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