William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature, Volume 2: The Drama

William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature, Volume 2: The Drama

by William Empson, John Haffenden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521033802

ISBN-13: 9780521033800

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of William Empson's essays on drama is the second volume of his writings on Renaissance literature. Edited by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, the contents range from essays on The Spanish Tragedy, Volpone and The Duchess of Malfi to a sprightly piece on Elizabethan spirits. In addition, there are several hitherto unpublished essays, including

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This collection of William Empson's essays on drama is the second volume of his writings on Renaissance literature. Edited by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, the contents range from essays on The Spanish Tragedy, Volpone and The Duchess of Malfi to a sprightly piece on Elizabethan spirits. In addition, there are several hitherto unpublished essays, including a magnificent, provocative new reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Throughout the volume Empson fights his own critical corner with unequaled zest, intelligence and insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521033800
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Sources and acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Kyd, Jonson, Webster: 1. The Spanish Tragedy (I); 2. The Spanish Tragedy: a letter; 3. The Spanish Tragedy (II); 4. Volpone; 5. Volpone again; 6. The Alchemist; 7. 'Mine eyes dazzle'; 8. The Duchess of Malfi; Part II. Shakespeare and the Spirits: 9. Elizabethan spirits; 10. The spirits of the Dream; Notes; Index.

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