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- Sales Rank:340,794
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Edition:First Edition
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- Dimensions (in):0.5 x 6 x 9
- Publication Date:April 30, 2005
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Poetry. First published in 1977, Ronald Johnson's RADI OS revises the first four books of Paradise Lost by excising words, discovering a modern and visionary poem within the seventeenth-century text. As the author explains, "To etch is 'to cut away,' and each page, as in Blake's concept of a book, is a single picture." With God and Satan crossed out, RADI OS reduces Milton's Baroque poem to elemental forces. In this retelling of the Fall, song precipitates from chaos, sight from fire: "in the shape / as of / above the / rose / through / rose / rising / the radiant sun."
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