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John Martin’s Illustrations of Paradise Lost (1827)

- June 6, 2019 in adam and eve, eden, Garden of Eden, hell, john martin, john milton, satan

John Martin's epic mezzotint illustrations for John Milton's classic tale of falling from paradise.

Vernon Lee’s Satan the Waster: Pacifism and the Avant-Garde

- March 20, 2019 in anti-war, avant-garde, Drama, Literature, pacifism, satan, vernon lee, war, warfare, world war one

Part essay collection, part play, part macabre ballet, Satan the Waster: A Philosophic War Trilogy (1920) is one of Vernon Lee's most political and experimental works. Amanda Gagel explores this modernist masterpiece which lays siege to the patriotism plaguing Europe and offers a vision for its possible pacifist future.