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John Milton's poem "Samson" gets a haircut.
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:12:17 PM »


Publishers rejected John Milton's Samson submitted under different name

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Re: John Milton's poem "Samson" gets a haircut.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 04:13:34 PM »
This experiment was repeated 4 more times using different writers. Results had always been the same.

Publishers rejected classics in disguise

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Re: John Milton's poem "Samson" gets a haircut.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 12:38:47 AM »
Publishers are looking for something very specific (not to mention that they are rarely looking for unknown authors in the first place) -- in the case of poetry, usually something imagist with perhaps a sordid twist.
One hides amid pornography, angry music, television that shows the worst of mankind, misanthropic politics, an internet populace led by all the passions: and then one asks, "Where is God?"


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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 12:54:36 AM »
Yes, but the famous writers were propelled to fame by these very publishers.

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Re: John Milton's poem "Samson" gets a haircut.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 02:08:57 PM »
You'll have to expand on that. No publisher or editor today published original work of John Milton.
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Re: John Milton's poem "Samson" gets a haircut.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 12:02:34 AM »
You'll have to expand on that. No publisher or editor today published original work of John Milton.
Buchanan did his experiment with Milton's poem in  the 19th century.

Some of modern experiments were done with only ten years old literary works.