Milton was already blind when he began writing Paradise Lost, dictating it to his daughter. Listening to the audiobook version is like being transported back to his home, listening to him compose this epic poem, word by word, enraptured by his beautiful language.
Jack. John. Lila. These are some of the most enduring characters in modern American literature. They speak to us on many levels, particularly, I think, because they provide no clear answers. At times heroic and at times deeply flawed, they are also some of the most human characters in contemporary fiction.