William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 1, Donne and the New Philosophy: Essays On Renaissance Literatu by William EmpsonWilliam Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 1, Donne and the New Philosophy: Essays On Renaissance Literatu by William Empson

William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 1, Donne and the New Philosophy: Essays On…

byWilliam EmpsonEditorJohn Haffenden

Paperback | March 31, 1995

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This volume gathers some of William Empson's most passionate and controversial essays and includes previously inaccessible pieces on influential Renaissance writers and scientists. Introduced by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, this is a book for anyone interested in the Renaissance, the history of science, and the history of literary criticism.
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 1, Donne and the New Philosophy: Essays On…Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:March 31, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521483603

ISBN - 13:9780521483605

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Table of Contents

Preface; Sources and acknowledgements; Introduction by JOHN HAFFENDEN; 1. Donne and the rhetorical tradition; 2. Donne the space man; 3. Donne in the new edition; 4. Rescuing Donne; 5. Donne's foresight; 6. Copernicanism and the censor; 7. Thomas Digges his infinite universe; 8. Godwin's voyage to the moon; Appendix on Galileo; Notes; Index.

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"Anybody who cares about human intelligence at work with literature is in Haffenden's debt." Book Review Digest