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Empson, William 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 234 works in 1,193 publications in 6 languages and 29,860 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
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 )

289 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,390 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
Milton's God by William Empson( Book )

60 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of complex words by William Empson( Book )

103 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some versions of pastoral by William Empson( Book )

82 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by William Empson( Book )

72 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 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
Using biography by William Empson( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 657 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 )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 608 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 583 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 535 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 483 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 244 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

The complete poems by William Empson( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gathering storm by William Empson( Book )

7 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of the Buddha by William Empson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 128 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
 
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Essays on Shakespeare
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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Milton's GodThe structure of complex wordsSome versions of pastoralCollected poemsEssays on ShakespeareUsing biographyEssays on Renaissance literatureThe complete poems of William Empson