I mentioned this a few months ago, and here is another reminder. I’m reading some Milton in May, and I thought I’d open it up to anyone who may care to join me. My main goal is to read Paradise Lost, although I may read some other poetry and discuss it as well. I’d love for you to join for the Paradise Lost read-along or you could just read something else Miltonian.
I recall really enjoying Paradise Lost and Milton’s other works when I read them in college, so I’m really looking forward to pulling out my Complete Milton and browsing and sharing more thoughts.
I will probably start reading Paradise Lost the last week of April, and so the time schedule will be as follows, with my post on Monday or Tuesday of the week. You can read and write about it at your own pace.
Week of May 3: Books 1-3
Week of May 10: Books 4-6
Week of May 17: Books 7-9
Week of May 24: Books 10-12
I want to keep things pretty low key, but I do want to make sure I catch all the other posts you write about Paradise Lost or other Milton poems or works. If you also write a post about Paradise Lost or any other Milton during that week, add a link on the Linky so we can find each other.
I don’t blog on Saturdays or Sundays, so I also won’t be moderating or responding on those days, but I’ll try to stay caught up the rest of the time. I’m looking forward to immersing myself in Milton’s wonderful poetry! I hope you will join in too.
Poetic and Dramatic Works by Milton (via Wikipedia)
- 1631: L’Allegro
- 1631: Il Penseroso
- 1634: Comus (a masque)
- 1638: Lycidas
- 1645: Poems of Mr John Milton, Both English and Latin
- 1655: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
- 1667: Paradise Lost
- 1671: Paradise Regained
- 1671: Samson Agonistes
- 1673: Poems, &c, Upon Several Occasions
See Wikipedia for discussion of prose by John Milton.