Critical essays on William Empson

Critical essays on William Empson

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William Empson was one of the most controversial literary figures of his generation. This edited volume sheds considerable light both on the nature of his criticism and on the wide-ranging public debate which his thought and personality inspired.Witness the treatment of a famous speech of Macbeth : If it is an example of the first type [of ambiguity] to use a metaphor which is valid in several ways, it is an example of the second to use several different metaphors at once, as Shakespeareanbsp;...

Title:Critical essays on William Empson
Author:John Constable
Publisher:Scolar Pr - 1993


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