Empson's Mud and Blood

Thompson, Mark (2017) Empson's Mud and Blood. PN Review, 43 (5). pp. 22-31. ISSN 0144-7076

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Abstract

Beginning with a close reading of William Empson's poem "The Teasers", this essay explores the poet's attitude to the First World War and then sketches a new account of the origins of "Seven Types of Ambiguity" (1930), his famous first book of literary criticism. It does this by tracing the lineage, hitherto unnoticed, from Empson's work on linguistic ambiguity and the poetry of psychological conflict back to the Cambridge anthropologist and psychiatrist W.H. Rivers.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 06:09
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 06:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65705
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