The Strengths Of Shakespeare's Shrew: Essays, Memoirs and Reviews by William EmpsonThe Strengths Of Shakespeare's Shrew: Essays, Memoirs and Reviews by William Empson

The Strengths Of Shakespeare's Shrew: Essays, Memoirs and Reviews

byWilliam Empson

Hardcover | December 17, 2015

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Passionate, controversial and illuminating - this collection contains Empson's best short pieces on Shakespeare, a sally on George Herbert, a defence of Coleridge, and an eager introduction to a French farce, a group of incomparably witty autobiographical articles, and the text to his extraordinary Inaugural Lecture as Professor of English Literature at Sheffield University.
Sir William Empson was an English literary critic and poet, widely influential for his practice of closely reading literary works. He was Head of the English Department at the University of Sheffield, UK. John Haffenden is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, Senior Research Fellow of the Institut...
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Title:The Strengths Of Shakespeare's Shrew: Essays, Memoirs and ReviewsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781474247580

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I Facets of Shakespeare Texts 1 Shakespeare's Angel 2 Evidence for Herbert 3 Mr W.H. 4 The Strengths of the Shrew 5 Shakespeare and Dover Wilson 6 Hamlet and History 7 The Pride of Othello 8 The Horrors of King Lear 9 Next Time, a Wheel of Fire 10 King Lear: A Letter to the Editors Contexts 11 The Cheerful Object of Critical Analysis 12 Elizabethan Rogue 13 Pantheism and the New Astronomy 14 Playing Shakespeare 15 The Length of Performance of an Elizabethan Play 16 Christopher Marlowe 17 Two Proper Crimes 18 Shakespeare's Pronunciation 19 Reflections on Shakespeare 20 What Shakespeare Planned For 21 The Ogden Portrait of Shakespeare 22 Insets and Epiphanies 23 L.C. Knights on A.C. Bradley 24 Paradoxes in the Fairie Queene V and VI Part II Controversies 25 Last Words on George Herbert 26 The Ancient Mariner: An Answer to Robert Penn Warren 27 Magnificent Cuckolds 28 Basic and Communication 29 Basic English and the Modern World Part III Memoirs 30 Chinese Food 31 Letter from China 32 Chinese Bandits 33 A Chinese University 34 Wartime Recollections 35 Pei-Ta before The Siege 36 Teaching English in the Far East and England 37 The Queen and I Appendix Three Critics on One Poem Index