'Specialists will find rich rewards in the overall thesis about the role of childhood in the development of political voice. Advanced undergraduates will most appreciate Greteman’s insightful readings of Milton’s Mask and Paradise Lost. Greteman provides extensive endnotes with full bibliographical details. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.'
'This well-written study offers a radical rethinking of the conceptualization of childhood put forth by influential historians in the 1960s and '70s and in this context offers compelling new readings of literary texts ranging from Ben Jonson's Epicoene to Milton's Mask, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. … [It] is impressive in its grasp of the complexities and the traditions of Milton scholarship. … Combining fine close reading and textual exploration with a lively and imaginative use of archives that creates a meticulous historical contextualization, The Poetics and Politics of Youth in Milton's England has much to offer readers of Milton's verse and those concerned with the development of political theory during this volatile period. To read it is indeed a fine education.'
Margaret J. M. Ezell
Source: Milton Quarterly
'… there is much to be gained from reading Greteman’s book. Those interested in how childhood was once genuinely imbued with political significance will find it particularly insightful.'
Merridee L. Bailey
Source: Review of English Studies
'Students of early modern literature, intellectual history, political theory, and philosophy will discover much to savour.'
Russell M. Hillier
Source: Renaissance Quarterly
'Poetics and Politics of Youth in Milton’s England … has insight to offer for Miltonists, scholars of theatrical culture, and political historians of Early Modern England alike.'
Edmund Christie White
Source: Notes and Queries