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- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 43.99
This is the concluding volume of a biography of William Empson, one of the foremost poets and literary critics of the twentieth century. It covers his turbulent years writing wartime propaganda for the BBC, through his return to China in the later 1940s to his time at Sheffield University, when he engaged all the more energetically in public controversy. more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 54.99
All readers of literary history and criticism will benefit from this edition of letters by William Empson, one of the foremost writers and critics of the twentieth century. This correspondence shows him working out his ideas for all of his major books as well as complementary studies in writers including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Donne, Marvell, Coleridge,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 43.99
John Haffenden's acclaimed biography of William Empson (1906-1984), the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century, is now available in paperback. An authoritative and compelling account and the first of two volumes exploring his remarkable life and work. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00
Some of William Empson's most passionate and controversial essays, including previously inaccessible pieces. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00
A collection of essays on Renaissance drama including work by Kyd, Jonson, Webster and Shakespeare. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 6.79
Edited by John Haffenden With a Preface by Robert Giroux John Berryman, one of America's most talented modern poets, was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs and the National Book Award for His Toy , His Dream , His Rest . He gained a reputation as an innovator whose bold literary adventures were tempered by exacting discipline. Berryman... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95
This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 43.74
In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life and work. Forsaking the Unitarianism of his American forebears, he was received into the Church of England and naturalised as a British citizen - a radical and public alteration of the intellectual... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 46.49
Despairing of his volatile, unstable wife, T. S. Eliot, at 44, resolves to put an end to the torture of his eighteen-year marriage. He breaks free from September 1932 by becoming Norton Lecturer at Harvard. His lectures will be published as The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933). He also delivers the Page-Barbour Lectures at Virginia (After... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 46.49
The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia Woolf, Herbert Read and Ralph Hodgson - serve to illuminate the ways in which his Anglo-Catholic convictions could, at times, prove a self-chastising and even... more...