BF. William Empson
27. Gardner, Philip and Averil. The God Approached: A Commentary on the Poems of William Empson. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1978.
An insightful poem-by-poem commentary on Empson’s
Collected Poems (14) that makes frequent use of unpublished materials.
Helpful in piecing together Empson’s movements during his time with
the ‘exiled universities’ in China (see 9b-e),
and in other details about Japanese and other subjects.