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Empson, William 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 231 works in 1,281 publications in 5 languages and 30,395 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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Most widely held works by William Empson
Seven types of ambiguity by William Empson( Book )

301 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines seven types of ambiguity, providing examples of it in the writings of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot
Milton's God by William Empson( Book )

67 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

109 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some versions of pastoral by William Empson( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by William Empson( Book )

79 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,358 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 1,041 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
Using biography by William Empson( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )

59 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 765 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 Roma Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of commemorative and celebratory essays, first published in 1974, concentrates on William Empson – the critic, the poet and friend. The papers range from the biographical to the academic, but what every one suggests is the impossibility of separating the man from his work and the ‘life’ from the ‘thought’. This book constitutes an important study of Empson, his work and his impact upon people and literary studies of our time. "--Provided by publisher
Argufying : essays on literature and culture by William Empson( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 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 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member 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 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 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of the Buddha by William Empson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member 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
Some versions of pastoral: a study of pastoral form in literature by William Empson( Book )

28 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gathering storm by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill discusses the various political and military events in the years (1919-1940) preempting the Second World War
Poems by William Empson( Book )

6 editions published between 1934 and 1949 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 25 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
The strengths of Shakespeare's shrew : essays, memoirs, and reviews by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essays on Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Empson, W. 1906-1984

Empson, W. (William), 1906-1984

Empson William

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

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Milton's GodThe structure of complex wordsSome versions of pastoralCollected poemsEssays on ShakespeareUsing biographyEssays on Renaissance literatureThe complete poems of William Empson