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William Empson
  • Name: William Empson
  • Born: 09/27/1906
  • Died: 04/15/1984 (77 years old)
  • Occupation: Literary critic and poet

Sir William Empson (27 September 1906 – 15 April 1984) was an English literary critic and poet, widely influential for his practice of closely reading literary works, a practice fundamental to New Criticism. His best-known work is his first, Seven Types of Ambiguity, published in 1930.

Notable Works: Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930)

Birth Place: Yokefleet Hall, Yorkshire

Death Place: London

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