William Empson: Among the Mandarins


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William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. He was a man of huge energy and curiosity, and a genuine eccentric who remained imperturbable in the face of all the extraordinary circumstances in which he found himself. The discovery of contraceptives in his possession by a bedmaker at Cambridge University led to his being robbed of a promised Fellowship. Yet Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930), drafted while he was still an undergraduate, promptly brought him world-wide fame. ...

William Empson: Among the Mandarins 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199539918

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William Empson: Among the Mandarins 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199276592