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Strengths of Shakespeares Shrew: Essays, Memoirs and Reviews William Empson

Strengths of Shakespeares Shrew: Essays, Memoirs and Reviews

William Empson

Published December 31st 1996
ISBN : 9781850756088
Hardcover
246 pages
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Passionate, controversial, illuminating, and - in Empsons own words - usually funny or rude, this collection includes all his best short pieces on Shakespeare, a sally on George Herbert, a defence of Coleridge, and in addition the text of EmpsonsMorePassionate, controversial, illuminating, and - in Empsons own words - usually funny or rude, this collection includes all his best short pieces on Shakespeare, a sally on George Herbert, a defence of Coleridge, and in addition the text of Empsons extraordinary Inaugural Lecture as Professor of English Literature at Sheffield University. Also included is Empsons story of staging his modern masque, The Birth of Steel, for Queen Elizabeth IIs visit to Sheffield University in 1954. Humane, resouceful, judicious, William Empson exemplified in his life and work the world-mindeness he believed all readers of literature should strive to attain.