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A History of Ambiguity

A History of Ambiguity

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ever since it was first published in 1930, William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity has been perceived as a milestone in literary criticism—far from being an impediment to communication, ambiguity ... More

Quaint, ExquisiteVictorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Grace E. Lavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. ... More

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