Corrinne Harol and Jessica MacQueen cite me on corruption . . .
In The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century (2015), Raymond Stephanson and Darren N. Wagner include an article, "Eve's Choices: Procreation, Reproduction, and the Politics of Generation in Paradise Lost," by Corrinne Harol and Jessica MacQueen, who cite me from an article I published on the problem of uncorrupt fruit falling from prelapsarian trees in Milton's Paradise Lost:
Because Adam and Eve do not yet have children while all other creations seem already to be multiplying, "uncropped" fruit falls to the ground in Eden faster than the pair can manage it (IV.731).Harol and MacQueen cite me on this point:
 Horace Jeffrey Hodges (2011) links the language of uncropped versus cropped to virginity versus death and sexual corruption, and he argues that Satan and Eve, who embody the qualities of cropped fruit, are necessary to God's plan.My name is again misspelled, and my main point is not fully brought out, which involves puns on uncorrupt and corrupt through the words uncropt and cropt, but I at least merited a footnote!
Labels: Paradise Lost