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William Empson Essays on Renaissance Literature - Donne and the New Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521483603

ISBN-13: 9780521483605

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Empson, John Haffenden

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Following the success in paperback of William Empsons Essays on Shakespeare (1986), this first volume of his Essays on Renaissance Literature (1993) now appears in an accessible format. The volume gathers Empsons passionate and controversial essays on John Donne in the context of contemporary science, and includes previously unpublished pieces on some of the most influential Renaissance writers and scientists. Edited and 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.Some of these passages have a sweep as grand as Empson found in Donne. Eric Griffiths, The Times…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/16/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

John Haffenden is a professor of English literature at the University of Sheffield. His publications include The Life of John Berryman, Viewpoints: Poets in Conversation, and a study of poet and critic William Empson.

Preface
Sources and acknowledgements
Introduction
Donne and the rhetorical tradition
Donne the space man
Donne in the new edition
Rescuing Donne
Donne's foresight
Copernicanism and the censor
Thomas Digges his infinite universe
Godwin's voyage to the moon
Appendix on Galileo
Notes
Index