Seven Types of Ambiguity

Seven Types of Ambiguity

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Frustrated by years of unrequited love, an unemployed school teacher takes matters into his own hands, with unexpected repercussions, in a story told by six different narrators whose lives have become entangled with one another.

Blackwell North Amer
Seven Types of Ambiguity was first published in 1930, when William Empson was only twenty-four.
Although critics had previously noted the indeterminate and playful aspect of 'ambiguity' in literary language, the term itself only entered into the critical lexicon after the publication of Empson's study.
In his readings of ambiguity, puns and paradox, Empson draws on a variety of authors from Geoffrey Chaucer to T. S. Eliot, illuminating the strategies of individual writers and creating a general theory of poetic practice: wide-ranging, witty and still controversial today.

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& Taylor

Frustrated by years of unrequited love, an unemployed schoolteacher takes matters into his own hands, with unexpected repercussions, in a novel about obsessive love, told in seven parts by six different narrators whose lives have become entangled with one another. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781573222815
157322281X
Characteristics: 628 p. ; 24 cm

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