• The Acrostic Paradise Lost

    Author(s):
    Terrance Lindall (see profile)
    Contributor(s):
    Yuko Nii
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    English literature, Illustration, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Poetics
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Robert J. Wickenheiser, Terrance Lindall, Yuko Nii
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nr9y-x879
    Abstract:
    Acrostics in Milton’s poem have fascinated scholars, and I thought I might like to write another synopsized version of Paradise Lost in acrostic form that actually tells the story briefly. The idea was suggested by John Geraghty, a prominent collector of Milton books, art and ephemera. I am just beginning the project that I hope I can present it during National Poetry Month next year. I will also present two first edition illustrated books of William Blake, plus many other remarkable illustrated books. I do attempt things with Paradise Lost never done before. One was synopsizing it and then popularizing it in Heavy Metal Magazine. The synopsized book was on display in B. Dalton’s store window on 5th Avenue in mid- Manhattan and sold out. Another was the Gold Folio, and another was the Gold Scroll that reads like a Torah scroll (p.65). Then there was the Paradise Lost Costume ball in 2008 that got a major article in the New York Times. All were successful. We also have a major collection of Paradise Lost related materials, including first illustrated editions, an Elkington Shield that won a world fair award, etc. These will be on display when I produce the show related to the acrostic.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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