Leslie Brisman

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Karl Young Prof English
63 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6642

Brisman’s interests include Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, Freud, the Bible, midrash. His special concerns include the way figures of genius in all ages have risen above historical circumstance and reference in conversation with their great precursors. Brisman is the author of Milton’s Poetry of Choice (1973), Romantic Origins (1978), The Voice of Jacob (1990). His recent scholarship and publication is mostly in biblical studies.