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William Empson : against the Christians

Author: John Haffenden
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. His public life and travels took him through many of the major events of the modern world. This compelling account is the second of two volumes exploring his remarkable life and work.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haffenden, John.
William Empson.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607772124
Online version:
Haffenden, John.
William Empson.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608403349
Named Person: William Empson; William Empson; William Empson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Haffenden
ISBN: 0199276609 9780199276608
OCLC Number: 70207950
Description: xxii, 797 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The BBC war --
The war within the BBC --
Chinabound --
Sounding the south : Kenyon College, Summer 1948 --
Siege and liberation --
The new China --
Changes in China, and Kenyon again --
Quitting Communist China --
Final reckoning : the affair of Fei Hsiao-t'ung --
'A mighty raspberry' : the structure of complex words --
Homing to Yorkshire --
From poetry to the queen --
Ménage à trois --
The antiChristian : Milton's God --
'They think good literature is a tremendous scolding' : from Sheffield to Legon --
The road to retirement --
Rescuing Donne and Coleridge --
Roamings in retirement : from Toronto to Miami --
Faustus : finale.
Other Titles: Against the Christians
Responsibility: John Haffenden.
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Final volume of a biography of William Empson, one of the foremost poets and literary critics of the twentieth century. This book covers his turbulent years writing wartime propaganda for the BBC,  Read more...

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John Haffenden is calm and accepting in his account of Empson's private life. John Batchelor, Modern Language Review John Haffenden's monumental two-volume biography leaves us in no doubt of the Read more...

 
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