BF. William Empson
3. ‘Bungaku o oshierukoto’ (Teaching literature). Bungei, February 1934, pp. 87-93.
Empson published several articles in Tokyo journals
during his residence in the city, including early drafts of much of Some
Versions of Pastoral (5), but the work usually is not directly related to Japanese
subjects. This piece is an exception in that it addresses the teaching
of literature specifically to Japanese students in Japan. Empson himself
did not have Japanese, but no translator of the work is noted. For brief
treatment of similar concerns in English see 11.