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Seven types of ambiguity

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A landmark in the history of criticism, Seven Types of Ambiguity was published in 1930, when Empson was only twenty-four, and was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. Although critics had previously noted the indeterminate and playful aspect of 'ambiguity' in literary language, the term itself only entered into the critical lexicon after the publication of Empson's landmark study. In his enjoyable readings of ambiguity, puns and paradox, Empson draws on a variety of authors from Chaucer to Eliot, illuminating the strategies of individual writers and creating a brilliant general theory of poetic practice: wide-ranging, witty and still controversial today.

Minor wear around the edges of the cover and pages, minor markings on the underside of the pages, otherwise a clean and very good condition book

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Author(s):
Empson, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Plimico 2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712645578
ISBN-13:
9780712645577
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Pimlico

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A landmark in the history of criticism, Seven Types of Ambiguity was published in 1930, when Empson was only twenty-four, and was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. Although critics had previously noted the indeterminate and playful aspect of 'ambiguity' in literary language, the term itself only entered into the critical lexicon after the publication of Empson's landmark study. In his enjoyable readings of ambiguity, puns and paradox, Empson draws on a variety of authors from Chaucer to Eliot, illuminating the strategies of individual writers and creating a brilliant general theory of poetic practice: wide-ranging, witty and still controversial today.

Minor wear around the edges of the cover and pages, minor markings on the underside of the pages, otherwise a clean and very good condition book

Author(s):
Empson, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Plimico 2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712645578
ISBN-13:
9780712645577
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Pimlico

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