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“Metaphors for Poetry”: Concerning the Poems of A Vision and Certain Plays for Dancers

Wayne K. Chapman

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay examines the relationship between A Vision and W. B. Yeats’s poems and plays, as well as a number of sources of creative inspiration, both literary and cosmographic. While writing A Vision ... More


W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Neil Mann, Matthew Gibson, and Claire Nally (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

W. B. Yeats’s “A Vision”: Explications and Contexts is the first volume of essays dedicated to A Vision and the associated system developed by William Butler Yeats and his wife, George Yeats. A ... More


The Thirteenth Cone

Neil Mann

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay examines the concepts of God and the divine that feature in A Vision and the wider system, as seen in the preparatory material and drafts. It considers in particular the concept of the ... More


Twinned Towers: Yeats, Tatlin, and the Unfashionable Performance of Internationalism

Nico Israel

in Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks closely at two spirals: the occult system outlined by Yeats in A Vision and Tatlin's never-built Monument to the Third International, two of high modernism's most earnestly ... More


Reflected Voices, Double Visions1

Margaret Mills Harper

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay outlines the collaboration of George Yeats and W. B. Yeats in the creation of the automatic script and the system that grew out of it, published as A Vision. It considers her role and ... More


“Everywhere that antinomy of the One and the Many”: The Foundations of A Vision

Neil Mann

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay examines the concepts that lie at the foundation of the Yeatses’ system in A Vision, many of which are unspoken or dealt with all too briefly. These partially hidden ideas inform much of ... More


A Vision of Ezra Pound

Catherine E. Paul

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Ezra Pound was an important figure in W. B. Yeats’s imagination in the genesis, development, explication and dissemination of the system of A Vision. Beginning with the time that Yeats and his new ... More


W. B. Yeats’s A Vision: “Dove or Swan”

Matthew DeForrest

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

“Dove or Swan” is one of the few sections of A Vision that was not radically revised when W. B. Yeats rewrote his philosophical treatise. These sections are the core of his system, “the hard symbolic ... More


Yeats’s Vision and the Feminine

Janis Haswell

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Mapping Yeats’s view of gender in A Vision requires extensive groundwork. The essay first considers how W. B. Yeats valorizes the feminine in relation to the divine, believes masculine and feminine ... More


“The Spiritual Intellect’s Great Work”: A Discussion of the Principles and A Vision’s Account of Death

Graham A. Dampier

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay explores the role played by the Four Principles of W. B. Yeats’s A Vision—Celestial Body, Spirit, Passionate Body, and Husk—in the discarnate states of the soul after death and before ... More


Dickens’s spectres: sight, money, and reading the ghost story

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter summarises Charles Dickens's view of the ghost story. It presents some close readings of A Christmas Carol, ‘The Signalman’ and ‘A December Vision’. In A Christmas Carol, Dickens uses ... More


Shifting Sands: Dancing the Horoscope in the Vision Papers

Colin McDowell

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although the final versions of A Vision contain little traditional astrology, the automatic script and drafts contained in W. B. Yeats’s Vision Papers include several areas where the Yeatses ... More


Ancient Frames: Classical Philosophy in Yeats’s A Vision

Charles I. Armstrong

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay inspects W. B. Yeats’s use of classical philosophy in A Vision, paying close attention to when and how Yeats turned to Pre-Socratic philosophers such as Plato, Empedocles, and Heraclitus ... More


The Is and the Ought, the Knower and the Known: An Analysis of the Four Faculties in Yeats’s System

Rory Ryan

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay examines the workings of the Four Faculties of W. B. Yeats’s A Vision—Will and Mask (Is and Ought), Creative Mind and Body of Fate (Knower and Known)—through the twenty-eight phases of the ... More


The Political Occult: Revisiting Fascism, Yeats and A Vision

Claire V. Nally

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay addresses W. B. Yeats’s fascism with specific reference to Theodor Adorno’s works “Theses against Occultism” and The Authoritarian Personality. Yeats’s role in the Blueshirt movement is ... More


“Timeless and Spaceless”?—Yeats’s Search for Models of Interpretation in Post–Enlightenment Philosophy, Contemporary Anthropology and Art History, and the Effects of These Theories on “The Completed Symbol,” “The Soul in Judgment” and “The Great Year of the Ancients”

Matthew Gibson

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This two-part essay employs A Vision’s consistent division between time and space to observe how W. B. Yeats’s reading of philosophy from 1925 onwards shaped his understanding of the ontological ... More


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