BF. William Empson
5. Some Versions of Pastoral. London: Chatto and Windus, 1935. Reprint, London: Hogarth, 1986.
Empson’s great work on the pastoral tradition
was mainly written during his years in Tokyo, and so, after Blunden’s
Undertones of War (BD19),
was the second seminal work of twentieth-century English literature written
in the city within a decade, though like Blunden’s work Some
Versions is essentially unrelated to its place of composition.
Several American editions appeared under the title English Pastoral
Poetry. See also 31.