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Empson, William 1906-1984

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Works: 268 works in 1,348 publications in 6 languages and 31,178 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Biography  Literature  Records and correspondence  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6009.M7, 808.1
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Seven types of ambiguity by William Empson( Book )
310 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,403 libraries worldwide
Ambiguity involves "any verbal nuance, however slight, which gives room for alternative reactions to the same piece of langauge." The authors discusses seven classifications of differing complexity and depth of well-known literary works
Milton's God by William Empson( Book )
71 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,803 libraries worldwide
The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )
109 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
Essays on Shakespeare by William Empson( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
At the time of his death in 1984, the poet and critic William Empson was preparing and revising a collection of his essays on Shakespeare. This collection edited by David Pirie, is a book which the literary world has wanted for over half a century. Here, in a single volume, are major readings of Hamlet and Macbeth; a witty and sometimes impassioned defence of Falstaff, and a new piece on the architecture of the Globe theatre and other Renaissance playhouses, in which Empson explores the problems that the design of contemporary stages posed for a working playwright; there are also essays on the narrative poems, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the last plays. The essays demonstrate the subtlety and agility of Empson's mind, as well as his remarkable breadth of knowledge, while the almost racy wit of his informal prose style argues for a literary criticism which should never become solemn if it is to be truly serious
Collected poems by William Empson( Book )
27 editions published between 1935 and 1985 in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
Using biography by William Empson( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Some versions of pastoral by William Empson( Book )
43 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Some versions of pastoral by William Empson( Book )
63 editions published between 1935 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 libraries worldwide
William Empson; the man and his work by William Empson( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Argufying : essays on literature and culture by William Empson( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 577 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 libraries worldwide
Faustus and the censor : the English Faust-book and Marlowe's Doctor Faustus by William Empson( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
English pastoral poetry by William Empson( Book )
19 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The royal beasts and other works by William Empson( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Collected poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )
5 editions published between 1949 and 1955 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
The complete poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Collected poems by William Empson( Book )
48 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 libraries worldwide
The face of the Buddha by William Empson( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
The book provides an engaging record of the author's reactions to the cultures and artworks he encountered during his travels, and presents experimental theories about Buddhist art that many authorities of today have found to be remarkably prescient. It also casts important new light on the author's other works, highlighting in particular the affinities of his thinking with that of the religious and philosophical traditions of Asia
Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Following the success in paperback of William Empson's Essays on Shakespeare (1986), this first volume of his Essays on Renaissance Literature (1993) now appears in an accessible format. The volume gathers Empson's passionate and controversial essays on John Donne in the context of contemporary science, and includes previously unpublished pieces on some of the most influential Renaissance writers and scientists. Edited and introduced by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, this is a book for anyone interested in the Renaissance, the history of science, and the history of literary criticism. 'Some of these passages have a sweep as grand as Empson found in Donne.' Eric Griffiths, The Times Literary Supplement 'Empson's achievement here as elsewhere comes from the generosity of spirit which made him consistently a great critic.' The New York Review of Books
 
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Alternative Names
Empson, W. 1906-1984
Empson, W. (William), 1906-1984
Empson William
Empson, William, 1906-
Empson, William Sir 1906-1984
William Empson britischer Dichter und Literaturkritiker
William Empson Brits literatuurcriticus (1906-1984)
William Empson poeta e critico letterario inglese
Уильям Эмпсон
ויליאם אמפסון
ויליאם אמפסון סופר בריטי
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 (908)
Italian (16)
Japanese (12)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Danish (1)
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