BF. William Empson
20. ‘William Empson in Conversation with Christopher Ricks’. The Review, June 1963, pp. 26-35.
Includes passing reference to Japan in the thirties.
Empson indicates that his relation with the Japanese woman who appears
in Aubade (7) was serious enough that they considered marriage, but that the poem,
in part, says ‘All right, we can’t marry, we must expect to
separate’. Reprinted in The Modern Poets: Essays from
‘The Review’, edited by Ian Hamilton (London: MacDonald, 1968).