12) Both a personal and yet civic dilemma, this negotiation of conflicting ethical demands, as Stanley Fish has noted in a persuasive reading of Aeropagitica
, perplexes precisely because "it leaves mysterious the process by which purity or even its near approximation can be achieved" (How Milton Works 201).
The streets became the agora , and the people re-appropriated the space of freedom of the aeropagus and their cries became a contemporary aeropagitica
for a new order, a new form of expression.
He was inspired in 1946 to write one of his best essays, "The Prevention of Literature," following a PEN Club meeting to mark the tercentenary of Milton's Aeropagitica
438 441), translated in JOHN MILTON, AEROPAGITICA
(1644), reprinted in THE OXFORD AUTHORS: JOHN MILTON 236, 237 (Stephen Orgel & Jonathan Goldberg eds.
48) Online access to Milton's Aeropagitica
(Gutenberg #608) or Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks (Gutenberg #5,000) is also available.
I then threw Milton at him, ten-tons strong from Aeropagitica
He also reinvigorates characters whose interest to readers may otherwise be minimal, such as the English poet John Milton, whose 1644 political treatise Aeropagitica
argued for both freedom of religion and freedom of the press.