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Seven Types of Ambiguity

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Revised twice since it first appeared, it has remained one of the most widely read and quoted works of literary analysis.

Ambiguity, according to Empson, includes "any verbal nuance, however slight, which gives room for alternative reactions to the same piece of language." From this definition, broad enough by his own admission sometimes to see "stretched absurdly far," he launches into a brilliant discussion, under seven classifications of differing complexity and depth, of such works, among others, as Shakespeare's plays and the poetry of Chaucer, Donne, Marvell, Pope, Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T. S. Eliot.

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First published in 1930, Seven Types of Ambiguity has long been recognized as a landmark in the history of English literary criticism.

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ISBN:
9780811200370
Author:
Empson, William
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
English poetry -- History and criticism.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st New Directions paperback.
Series Volume:
4294
Publication Date:
19660117
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.89x5.21x.75 in. .64 lbs.

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