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Empson's poetry occupies a central place in 20th century literature. Acclaimed as the author of "Seven types of ambiguity" (1930). William Empson was applauded also for the dazzling intelligence and emotional passion of his poems. T.S. Eliot praised the "brain power" and "intense feeling" of his poetry; F.R. Leavis hailed him as the first true successor to John Donne. Other writers as diverse as W.B. Yeats, Dylan Thomas and John Betjeman have admired his elegant, humane and moving work. Robert Lowell told Empson: "I think ...

The Complete Poems of William Empson 2000, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713992878