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September 29, 1934

Milton's Blindness

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By Eleanor Gertrude Brown. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 167. New York: Columbia University Press, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(13):1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750390063043

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The poet Milton, like many others afflicted by physical deformities, had a life much modified by his handicap. The author of this book has herself been blind almost from early youth and thus writes with a special sentiment. Portions of the book consider the cause of Milton's blindness, his own references to it, the reflections of his character in his poetry, and a final chapter entitled "Milton's Eyes Take a Holiday." This discusses the effects of the blindness, the autographs of Milton, praise and dispraise of his work and similar topics. A good bibliography makes the book complete.

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