Thursday, April 07, 2005

the impossibility of irrelevance

"A more genuinely Hartleyan Associationist than Richards, Empson typically suggests the impossibility of irrelevance. The suspicion that there are subterranean links between every point on the compass of signification informs what can legitimately be called Empson’s semiotic." (Paul H Fry in Norris & Mapp 1993, p. 162)

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