William Empson

Author: Roma Gill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134836104
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume of commemorative and celebratory essays, first published in 1974, concentrates on William Empson – the critic, the poet and friend. The papers range from the biographical to the academic, but what every one suggests is the impossibility of separating the man from his work and the ‘life’ from the ‘thought’. This book constitutes an important study of Empson, his work and his impact upon people and literary studies of our time.

Robert Smithson

Author: Robert Smithson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520244092
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The complex and influential career of Robert Smithson is presented in a richly illustrated study that also includes essays by Smithson scholars and photographs of his works, exploring his artistic output in the context of the 1960s and in subsequent decades. Simultaneous.

Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare

Author: Douglas Bruster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521607063
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Douglas Bruster's provocative study of English Renaissance drama explores its links with Elizabethan and Jacobean economy and society, looking at the status of playwrights such as Shakespeare and the establishment of commercial theatres. He identifies in the drama a materialist vision which has its origins in the climate of uncertainty engendered by the rapidly expanding economy of London. His examples range from the economic importance of cuckoldry to the role of stage props as commodities, and the commercial significance of the Troy story in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and he offers new ways of reading English Renaissance drama, by returning the theatre and the plays performed there, to its basis in the material world.