One Flesh: Paradisal Marriage and Sexual Relations in the Age of Milton

How did the myth of Adam and Eve affect historical understandings of sex and gender? Was sexuality the 'true Paradise' or the destroying serpent? These questions came to a head in Milton, torn between eroticism and hatred of the flesh, between patriarchal and egalitarian gender politics. Won the James Holly Hanford Award, 1988

James Grantham Turner
back to Faculty Books