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William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism

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Following the publication of Seven Types of Ambiguity in 1930 William Empson was quickly recognised as a critic of great originality and unique creative gifts and he has inspired a whole new method and style of approach in literary criticism. But this is the first full-length study of his work and it is an important part of Dr Norris's purpose to account for the gulf that has emerged between Empson's viewpoint and the development of his ideas by others, especially the American New Critics, and for the consequent failure of ...

William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism 2013, Bloomsbury Academic, London

ISBN-13: 9781472509703

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William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism 2000, Athlone Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780485111750

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