The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise by Benjamin West

ARCHANGEL CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA

by Michael Shapiro

I am not sure why I picked up “Paradise Lost” by John Milton again. I remembered trying to read the book as part of the Core Curriculum for Columbia College freshmen in 1969 and not understanding very much about it, the language incomprehensible to my immature mind.

But I am quite clearly obsessed with the conflict between good and evil, about the never ending fight against…