William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 1, Donne and the New Philosophy / Edition 1

William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume 1, Donne and the New Philosophy / Edition 1

by William Empson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521483603

ISBN-13: 9780521483605

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume gathers some of William Empson's most passionate and controversial essays and includes previously inaccessible pieces on influential Renaissance writers and scientists. Introduced by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, this is a book for anyone interested in the Renaissance, the history of science, and the history of literary criticism.  See more details below

Overview

This volume gathers some of William Empson's most passionate and controversial essays and includes previously inaccessible pieces on influential Renaissance writers and scientists. Introduced by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, this is a book for anyone interested in the Renaissance, the history of science, and the history of literary criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483605
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Sources and acknowledgements; Introduction by JOHN HAFFENDEN; 1. Donne and the rhetorical tradition; 2. Donne the space man; 3. Donne in the new edition; 4. Rescuing Donne; 5. Donne's foresight; 6. Copernicanism and the censor; 7. Thomas Digges his infinite universe; 8. Godwin's voyage to the moon; Appendix on Galileo; Notes; Index.

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