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John Milton – Literary Life and Characteristics of his Poetry

The age of young Milton was a period described by Green as when “England became the people of the book, and that book was the bible.” It was not an overnight occurrence but one that had been festering for fifty years with intellectual and spiritual development traveling on separate tracks but headed to an unavoidable collision. Demands for not only civil but religious freedom were spreading throughout the country.
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W H Auden – Life and Literary Contributions

Wystan Hugh Auden 1907-1973 Wystan Hugh Auden or “Uncle Wiz” as he was more affectionately called, was a third son of a York physician. He was a not-quite modernist; not quite socialist; a Freudian; leaning toward the northern Germanic Volksmarchen and Kunstmarchen not Southern European Romanticism; “more at home with…
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William Langland’s Piers Plowman

William Langland’s Piers Plowman Langland’s Life: Langland is a literary figure about whom little is known. He was probably born in Malvern, in Worcestershire, the son of a poor freeman, and spent his childhood as a shepherd in the fields. Later, he moved to London with his wife and children,…
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