Dr. Angela Reich completed her Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has published articles on modern American writers: Anne Sexton in Contemporary Literature (1992) as well as Thomas Pynchon in Pynchon Notes (1992). Dr. Reich continues to study and write as an independent scholar.2006 0-7734-5794-1
This study of Paradise Regained
uncovers iteration as an operational mode of presentation that affects reader perception. This notion falls into three categories: the active manipulation of the telling of events through time in anachronic groupings; the re-telling of stories by different characters for the sake of reader perception; and the manipulation of time in the use of prophecy. Therefore, the studies in each chapter show repetitions in both content and style, but more important is repetition in the motif of layering as the governing style.