Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by William Empson
     
 

Fifty-six poems, including "Chinese Ballad" and "A Masque (The Birth of Steel)." "The wrung-out, colloquial dryness of this diction has its own firm music, capable of being heightened, in more elaborate poems, to a grand polyphony."-Robert Fitzgerald, New Republic.  See more details below

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Fifty-six poems, including "Chinese Ballad" and "A Masque (The Birth of Steel)." "The wrung-out, colloquial dryness of this diction has its own firm music, capable of being heightened, in more elaborate poems, to a grand polyphony."-Robert Fitzgerald, New Republic.

Editorial Reviews

Frank Kermode
I greatly admired John Jaffenden's edition of William Empson's Complete Poems. The powems occupy a little over 100 pages of a book running to 500, the rest being commentary by Empson himself, by Haffenden, and by anybody else with something to contribute. Empson was a great believer in notes, and would have approved of this apparent excess. One ought to agree and applaud the industry and ingenuity of the editor.
Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156188395
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Publication date:
12/19/1961
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
0.30(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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