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              Books by G. K. Hunter

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              Paradise Lost

              Paradise Lost (Hardback)

              By Hunter, G. K.

              • RRP: $212.00
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              First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of ...literary students, but he invites them to consider Paradise Lost as a text that must be enjoyed before it can be explained. He understands the need to explain complexities, but is mainly concerned with the onward flow of our engagement with an ancient poem. Milton's narrative technique is explored as a system which both encourages and frustrates our native sense of story. His poetic power is shown to grow from our assent to its brilliant evocation of as if fictions. Milton is a master of audience manipulation, of dramatic tension and intellectual paradox. These characteristics are described in the context of the task the poem sets itself to tell the untellable and describe what no man has ever seen. The power of Milton's art is traced through his rehandling of Homer and Virgil and in his daringly individual fidelity to scripture. Professor Hunter does not try to smooth away the contradictions inherent in Milton's ambition to write an English classical Christian epic. He rather stresses the contradictions as cues to a properly alert reading. And this is what the book aims at above all a response to Paradise Lost which is alert to poetry and unintimidated by scholarship.
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              ISBN 9780367142933
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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              Paradise Lost
               

              Paradise Lost (Paperback)

              By Hunter, G. K.

              • RRP: $65.99
              • $65.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 20

              First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of ...literary students, but he invites them to consider Paradise Lost as a text that must be enjoyed before it can be explained. He understands the need to explain complexities, but is mainly concerned with the onward flow of our engagement with an ancient poem. Milton's narrative technique is explored as a system which both encourages and frustrates our native sense of story. His poetic power is shown to grow from our assent to its brilliant evocation of as if fictions. Milton is a master of audience manipulation, of dramatic tension and intellectual paradox. These characteristics are described in the context of the task the poem sets itself to tell the untellable and describe what no man has ever seen. The power of Milton's art is traced through his rehandling of Homer and Virgil and in his daringly individual fidelity to scripture. Professor Hunter does not try to smooth away the contradictions inherent in Milton's ambition to write an English classical Christian epic. He rather stresses the contradictions as cues to a properly alert reading. And this is what the book aims at above all a response to Paradise Lost which is alert to poetry and unintimidated by scholarship.
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              ISBN 9780367142940
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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              English Drama 1586-1642: The Age of Shakespeare
               

              English Drama 1586-1642: The Age of Shakespeare (Hardback)

              By Hunter, G. K.

              • RRP: $397.99
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              Shakespeare is usually set apart from his contemporaries, in kind no less than quality. This book sees Elizabethan drama as drawn together by a shared need to deal with contradictory pressures from heterogeneous audiences, censorious authorities, profit driven managers, and autho...rs looking for classic status and social esteem.
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              ISBN 9780198122135
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford History of English Literature
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              Shakespeare: Henry IV, Parts I and II
                

              Shakespeare: Henry IV, Parts I and II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Hunter, G. K.

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              This informative book presents a wide selection of early and modern criticism on Henry IV Parts I and II from leading critics.

              ISBN 9780333067475
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1970
              Publisher Macmillan Education
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Casebooks series
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              Galatea and Midas: John Lyly

              Galatea and Midas: John Lyly (Hardback)

              Edited by Hunter, George; Bevington, David; Volume editor Hunter, G. K.

              • RRP: $116.00
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              This volume contains two of John Lyly's plays. In Galatea , two maidens fall in love, each supposing the other to be a young man. Midas dramatises two stories about King Midas (the golden touch and the assess ears) in such a way as to fashion a satire of King Philip of Spain.

              ISBN 9780719030956
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2000
              Publisher Manchester University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Revels Plays
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              Shakespeare's Styles: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Muir
               

              Shakespeare's Styles: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Muir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Edwards, Philip; Ewbank, Inga-Stina; By Hunter, G. K.

              • RRP: $120.99
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              Shakespeare scholars give an account of particularly important or interesting features of Shakespeare's use of language.

              ISBN 9780521616942
              Released NZ 18 Jan 2005
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Campaspe and Sappho and Phao: John Lyly
               

              Campaspe and Sappho and Phao: John Lyly (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Complete and edition)

              By Bevington, David; Hunter, G. K.; Lyly, John; Other Mortimer, Rebecca

              • RRP: $37.99
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              One of a series of play texts by Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists other than Shakespeare, this volume discusses the plays Campaspe and Sappho and Phao by John Lyly. The series aims to throw light on the plays and to offer views of the plays that have been neglected in the past....
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              ISBN 9780719031007
              Released NZ 15 Mar 1999
              Publisher Manchester University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Revels Plays
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