William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 2, The Drama by William EmpsonWilliam Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 2, The Drama by William Empson

William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 2, The Drama

byWilliam EmpsonEditorJohn Haffenden

Paperback | March 5, 2007

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This collection of William Empson's essays on drama is the second volume of his writings on Renaissance literature. Edited by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, the contents range from essays on The Spanish Tragedy, Volpone and The Duchess of Malfi to a sprightly piece on Elizabethan spirits. In addition, there are several hitherto unpublished essays, including a magnificent, provocative new reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Throughout the volume Empson fights his own critical corner with unequaled zest, intelligence and insight.
John Haffenden is a professor of English literature at the University of Sheffield. His publications include The Life of John Berryman, Viewpoints: Poets in Conversation, and a study of poet and critic William Empson.
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Title:William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 2, The DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 5, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521033802

ISBN - 13:9780521033800

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Table of Contents

Sources and acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Kyd, Jonson, Webster: 1. The Spanish Tragedy (I); 2. The Spanish Tragedy: a letter; 3. The Spanish Tragedy (II); 4. Volpone; 5. Volpone again; 6. The Alchemist; 7. 'Mine eyes dazzle'; 8. The Duchess of Malfi; Part II. Shakespeare and the Spirits: 9. Elizabethan spirits; 10. The spirits of the Dream; Notes; Index.