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Empson, William 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 264 works in 1,236 publications in 2 languages and 30,085 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Poetry  Literature  Records and correspondence  Biography 
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 )

269 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,316 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 )

83 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by William Empson( Book )

73 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Shakespeare by William Empson( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member 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
Milton's God by William Empson( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using biography by William Empson( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Renaissance drama including work by Kyd, Jonson, Webster and Shakespeare
The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

41 editions published between 1931 and 1989 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton's God by William Empson( Book )

24 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Empson; the man and his work by Roma Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 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 578 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 532 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 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English pastoral poetry by William Empson( Book )

15 editions published between 1938 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

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

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Languages
English (793)

Danish (1)

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Some versions of pastoralCollected poemsEssays on ShakespeareMilton's GodUsing biographyEssays on Renaissance literatureThe structure of complex wordsThe structure of complex wordsThe complete poems of William Empson