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The life of W.B. Yeats : a critical biography

Author: Terence Brown
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1999.
Series: Blackwell critical biographies, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"W.B. Yeats, widely regarded as the greatest English-language poet of the twentieth century, believed that the life of a lyric poet was an experiment in living that should be told. This new critical biography seeks to tell that story as it unfolded in the various contexts in which Yeats worked as an artist and public figure. It considers a career that began in the late Victorian world of 1880s and 1890s London,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: W B Yeats; William B Yeats; William B Yeats
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Brown
ISBN: 0631182985 9780631182986
OCLC Number: 59578859
Description: xiii, 410 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations. Preface and Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Prologue: Sindbad's Yellow Shore. 1. Victorian Cities: London and Dublin. 2. The English 1890s. 3. Poems 1895. 4. Conflicts and Crises. 5. Patronage and Powers. 6. An Irish Ireland. 7. The Strong Enchanter. 8. The Mid-Life Mask. 9. Darkened Rooms. 10. The Lonely Height. 11. All Changed. 12. Occult Marriage. 13. The Weasel's Tooth. 14. Senator and Seer. 15. Visionary Modernist. 16. Home and Abroad. 17. An Old Man's Frenzy. 18. Stroke of Midnight. Epilogue: Afterlife. Works Cited. Select Bibliography and Guide to Further Reading. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell critical biographies, 12.
Responsibility: Terence Brown.

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