Thursday 21 September 2017

Why Arab Muslims love Paradise Lost – and their leaders hate it

Contemporary relevance: 'The Arab world could really benefit from a good dose of Milton'.

Exactly 350 years after it was published, Milton’s epic poem is causing controversy in Egypt. That’s not surprising, given its revolutionary message

Wednesday 30 August 2017

In Search of Paradise Lost

Good to hear my inciting incident is getting media exposure. Listen to this BBC Radio 4 program 

'Joe travels to Florence where Milton met Galileo, by then blind and under house arrest, who became Milton's exemplar for speaking truth to power, and was the only contemporary to be named in Paradise Lost - perhaps because Milton realised how closely he came to resemble the astronomer in old age'