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The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost

The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost Gregg Neikirk Appalachian Heritage, Volume 29, Number 3, Summer 2001, pp. 34-42 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/aph.2001.0049 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/436106/summary Access provided at 19 Feb 2020 20:30 GMT from JHU Libraries SCHOLARSHIP The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost________ Gregg Neikirk When Elizabeth Madox Roberts set out to pen her novel about settling Kentucky during the years that America was born as a nation, she likely did NOT have a copy of John Milton's Paradise Lost sitting on the desk next to her primary materials, the way that I did when I wrote this opening. Her story about finding a new eden, about making a world out of chaos, is not a backwoods version of the story of Milton's Adam and Eve, and I have no plans to try and convince you that Miss Roberts retooled Milton's epic in her very enjoyable novel The Great Meadow. To do so, I certainly would tell my own student writers, could be perceived as the dreaded literary error that too many writers commit: "The stretch." But I do plan http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Review University of North Carolina Press

The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost

Appalachian Review , Volume 29 (3) – Jan 8, 2014

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The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost Gregg Neikirk Appalachian Heritage, Volume 29, Number 3, Summer 2001, pp. 34-42 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/aph.2001.0049 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/436106/summary Access provided at 19 Feb 2020 20:30 GMT from JHU Libraries SCHOLARSHIP The Great Miltonic Meadow: Elizabeth Madox Roberts at Paradise Lost________ Gregg Neikirk When Elizabeth Madox Roberts set out to pen her novel about settling Kentucky during the years that America was born as a nation, she likely did NOT have a copy of John Milton's Paradise Lost sitting on the desk next to her primary materials, the way that I did when I wrote this opening. Her story about finding a new eden, about making a world out of chaos, is not a backwoods version of the story of Milton's Adam and Eve, and I have no plans to try and convince you that Miss Roberts retooled Milton's epic in her very enjoyable novel The Great Meadow. To do so, I certainly would tell my own student writers, could be perceived as the dreaded literary error that too many writers commit: "The stretch." But I do plan

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Appalachian ReviewUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 8, 2014

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