The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0744 Wednesday, 20 April 2005
From: Norman Hinton <
Date: Tuesday, 19 Apr 2005 19:40:07 -0500
Subject: 16.0731 Seventh Heaven
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0731 Seventh Heaven
>(Empson's) most famous book, Seven Types of Ambiguity, published in
>he was 24, which consisted mostly of the undergraduate essays he wrote
>for his English tutor at Cambridge, IA Richards, probably did more than
>any book to change the way people in Britain and America read what was
>then still called literature.
I can't agree with that at all -- I was involved with New Criticism from
the late 40's on, and Empson's book was hardly ever mentioned, while
Richards' Practical Criticism was regarded as the seminal text.
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