BF. William Empson

4. Poems. London: Chatto and Windus, 1935.

  Incorporated into Collected Poems.  

Includes along with the fourteen poems of Poems by William Empson (2) sixteen others, but again most had appeared in British journals while Empson was an undergraduate at Cambridge. Only Plenum and Vacuum, High Dive, Doctrinal Point, and Letter V first appeared after his arrival in Japan, and again these are unrelated to Japanese subjects. Indirectly related is a prefatory translation from Shakyamuni’s ‘Fire Sermon’, for Empson’s keen interest in Buddhism has firm roots in his years in Japan (see 6, 9, 16, 19, 21a, 21b2-5, 26a, and 29). Incorporated into 14.







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