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critic , poet

William Empson, British poet, critic. Fellow Royal Society Literature.

Background

Empson, William was born on September 27, 1906 in Yorkshire, England. Son of Arthur Reginald and Laura (Micklethwait) Empson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Magdalene College, Cambridge (England) University, 1929, Master of Arts, 1935.

Career

Professor English literature Bunrika Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan, 1931-1934, Peking (China) National U., 1937-1939, 46-52, Sheffield (England) University, 1958-1984, Chinese editor British Broadcasting Corporation, 1941-1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Some Versions of Pastoral (1935)

    • The Structure of Complex Words (1951)

    • Milton's God (1961)

    • Poems (1935)

    • The Gathering Storm (1940)

Membership

Fellow Royal Society Literature.

Connections

Married Hester Henrietta Crouse, December 1941. Children: William Hendrick Magador, Jacobus Arthur Calais.

father:
Arthur Reginald Empson

mother:
Laura (Micklethwait) Empson

spouse:
Hester Henrietta Crouse

children:
Jacobus Arthur Calais Empson

William Hendrick Magador Empson