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Yeat's worlds : Ireland, England and the poetic imagination

Author: David Pierce
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Butler Yeats was Ireland's leading poet, chief architect of the Irish Literary Revival, and, according to T.S. Eliot, 'one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them'. In this absorbing new study, David Pierce provides a fresh perspective, one that attends as much to Yeats's English contexts as his Irish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: W B Yeats; W B Yeats; W B Yeats; W B Yeats; W B Yeats
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pierce
ISBN: 0300063237 9780300063233
OCLC Number: 270927864
Description: xiv, 346 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Yeats and Sligo: Yeats's family in Sligo; John Butler Yeats (1839-1922); Sligo and landscape. Part 2 Yeats and the occult: early interest; the speckled bird; the automatic writing sessions. Part 3 Yeats and cultural nationalism. Part 4 Yeats and 1890s London. Part 5 Yeats and the Abbey Theatre. Part 6 Yeats and revolutionary Ireland. Part 7 Yeats in the 1920s. Part 8 Yeats in the 1930s. Appendices: the life and times of W.B. Yeats; dramatis personae.
Responsibility: David Pierce ; with contemporary photographs by Dan Harper.

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This study offers a perspective that attends as much to Yeats's English contexts as his Irish ones, and to the preoccupations of his art. Interweaving biography, criticism and history, the book  Read more...

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