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Empson, Sir William, 1906-1984 (knight, poet and literary critic)



  • Existence: 1906 - 1984

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


William Empson: letter to Humphrey Jennings, c. 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10097/5/1
Scope and Contents

Manuscript letter. Undated, but presumed to be c. 1930. The letter discusses Jennings's 'system', interpretations of the death of Tamburlaine in Christopher Marlowe’s play and sixteenth century language more generally. A transcript of a letter from Jennings to Empson sent in January 1930 on the same subject is reproduced in the appendix to Kevin Jackson, 'Humphrey Jennings' (London: Picador, 2004).

Dates: c. 1930
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