Critical Essays on William Empson

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John Constable
Scolar Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 555 pages
While paradigm-bound research has generated powerful insights in international relations, it has fostered a tunnel vision that hinders progress and widens the chasm between theory and policy. In this important new book, Sil and Katzenstein draw upon recent scholarship to illustrate the benefits of a more pragmatic and eclectic style of research.

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Introduction by John Constable
Anon Those in Authority The Granta 38866 31 May 1929 p 485
J D C Seven Types of Ambiguity Revolt 8 1 December 1930 p 20

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About the author (1993)

Born at East Bergholt in Suffolk, John Constable left home in 1799 to study art at the Royal Academy schools in London. Together with J.M.W. Turner, Constable was one of the two greatest English landscape painters of the nineteenth century. Changing clouds, trees, rivers, the effect of light and atmosphere were his lifelong inspiration. But he was also a master of careful formal composition, which he developed from his many sketches and of a fresh and loose technique, which influenced the French impressionists. He is distinguished from Turner by a certain restraint in both his subject matter and his technique. Although successful during his lifetime, Constable's popularity did not peak until 1890, long after his death, when more of his work became known to the public.

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