The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0210 Tuesday, 2 February 2005
Date: Monday, 31 Jan 2005 11:26:44 -0600
Subject: 16.0191 Shakespeare and the Invention of Metaphor and
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0191 Shakespeare and the Invention of Metaphor and
I.A. Richards once said (to a Princeton Gauss Seminar, of which I was a
member) that reading Empson is like catching the flu, and he always had
to check when he felt awful to see whether he had recently picked up
something by Empson.
Before reading Empson on any Renaissance writer one ought to get a copy
of Rosamond Tuve's _A Reading of George Herbert_, in which she totally
demolished Empson's foolish readings of the Metaphysical poet.
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