WorldCat Identities

Empson, William 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 217 works in 1,151 publications in 6 languages and 28,927 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Literature  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6009.M7, 808.1
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Most widely held works by William Empson
Seven types of ambiguity by William Empson( Book )

282 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven types of ambiguity based on the literary criticism of English scholar, William Empson. Defines the word "ambiguity" and offers examples of it in the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot
Some versions of pastoral by William Empson( Book )

112 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton's God by William Empson( Book )

58 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

101 editions published between 1951 and 1995 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by William Empson( Book )

77 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Shakespeare by William Empson( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using biography by William Empson( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Renaissance drama including work by Kyd, Jonson, Webster and Shakespeare
William Empson; the man and his work by William Empson( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argufying : essays on literature and culture by William Empson( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge's verse; a selection by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faustus and the censor : the English Faust-book and Marlowe's Doctor Faustus by William Empson( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English pastoral poetry by William Empson( Book )

14 editions published between 1938 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal beasts and other works by William Empson( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gathering storm by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by William Empson( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An album of modern poetry an anthology read by the poets by Oscar Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frost: Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening; The road not taken; My objection to being stepped on; Away!; Directive.--Stevens: So-and-so reclining on her couch; Mountains covered with cats.--Ransom: Captain Carpenter.--Moore: Spenser's Ireland.--Eliot: Journey of the Magi; Gerontion.--Muir: In love for long; The rider victory.--Williams: The yachts.--Jeffers: The bloody sire.--Millay: Recuerdo (We were very tired, we were very merry); Love is not all; Oh, sleep forever.--Graves: The legs; The naked and the nude.--Aiken: The room; Rimbaud and Verlaine.--MacLeish: The end of the world.--Reed: Naming of parts; Judging distances.--Rukeyser: Eyes of night-time.--Tate: Sonnets at Christmas.--Williams: The leg in the subway.--Auden: Musée des beaux arts; The unknown citizen.--Spencer: The inflatable globe.--Eberhart: The horse chestnut tree; The groundhog.--Spender: Ultima ratio regum; I think continually of those who were truly great.--Nash: Portrait of the artist as a prematurely old man; The sea-gull; I never even suggested it.--Moore: The noise that time makes.--Empson: Legal fiction.--Derwood: Elegy on Gordon Barber; With God conversing.--Barker: Three memorial sonnets for two young seamen; Sonnet to my mother; News of the world I; News of the world II; News of the world III.--Watkins: Discoveries; The healing of the leper.--Fuller: Meditation.--Masters: Anne Rutledge; Lucinda Matlock.--Bogan: The dream.--Kunitz: The science of the night.--Adams: Country summer.--Lowell: Where the rainbow ends.--Roethke: Elegy for Jane; The shimmer of evil; I knew a woman.--Schwartz: The heavy bear who goes with me.--Garrigue: The stranger; Forest.--Wilbur: Juggler; Advice to a prophet.--Cummings: Rain or hail; Except in your honour.--Rodgers: Neither here nor there; Directions to a rebel.--Denby: First warm days.--Honig: The gazebos.--Nemerov: The goose fish.--Herschberger: In panelled rooms; The huron.--Bennett: To Eliza, Duchess of Dorset.--Hughes: The thought-fox.--Thompson: A love for Patsy.--Merwin: Saint Sebastian; Leviathan
The strengths of Shakespeare's shrew : essays, memoirs, and reviews by William Empson( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the correspondence of one of the foremost writers and critics of the 20th century, which shows him working out his ideas for his major books as well as giving a picture of his robust interactions with the likes of F.R. Leavis, Helen Gardner, Frank Kermode, Christopher Norris and I.A. Richards
 
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Essays on Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Empson, W. 1906-1984

Empson, W. (William), 1906-1984

Empson, William

William Empson britischer Dichter und Literaturkritiker

William Empson Brits literatuurcriticus (1906-1984)

William Empson poeta e critico letterario inglese

ויליאם אמפסון

ويليام امبسون، 1906-1984

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਐਂਪਸਨ

ウィリアム・エンプソン

エンプソン, ウィリアム

エンプソン, ウィリヤム

燕卜荪

Languages
English (850)

Italian (16)

Japanese (11)

German (2)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
Some versions of pastoralMilton's GodThe structure of complex wordsCollected poemsEssays on ShakespeareUsing biographyEssays on Renaissance literatureThe complete poems of William EmpsonSelected letters of William Empson