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Selected letters of William Empson

Author: William Empson; John Haffenden
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"This edited collection of letters by William Empson (1906-1984), one of the foremost writers and literary critics of the twentieth century, covers the entirety of his career. Parts of the correspondence record the development of ideas that were to come to fruition in seminal texts including Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Structure of Complex Words, and Milton's God. The topics of other letters range from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Empson, William, 1906-1984.
Selected letters of William Empson.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
Named Person: William Empson; William Empson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Empson; John Haffenden
ISBN: 0199286841 9780199286843
OCLC Number: 63179032
Description: lxi, 729 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Abbreviations x --
Introduction xiii --
Note on the Text l --
Table of Dates lii --
List of Recipients and Dates lvii --
Text Of Letters --
Glossary of Names 685 --
Index 711.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by John Haffenden.
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Contains letters by William Empson, one of the foremost writers and critics of the twentieth century. This title shows him working out his ideas for his major books, as well as complementary studies  Read more...


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