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‘Now Shall I Make My Soul’: Approaching Death in Yeats’s Life and Work: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

R. F. Foster

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture traces W. B. Yeats' preoccupation with the changing forms of death throughout his life, from his fin-de-siécle love-poetry to his poems of death. These poems of death were linked to his ... More


The legacy of Yeats’s poetic conviction

Tara Stubbs

in American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719084331
eISBN:
9781781705841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the modernist period, the ways in which American writers made use of Yeats differed from individual to individual: as each grappled with the impact of Yeats’s poetry and writings on their own ... More


Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Alan Gillis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277094
eISBN:
9780191707483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The 1930s have never really been considered an epoch within Irish literature, even though this period forms one of the most dominant and fascinating contexts in modern British literature. This book ... More


“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


Yeats and Violence

Michael Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557660
eISBN:
9780191701726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a book about how poetry, seen through the instance of a single poem, seeks to make sense of a turbulent and dangerous world. Poetry must introduce order and shape where there is none, and ... More


Certain Good: W. B. Yeats and the Language of Autobiography

David Rosen

in Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100716
eISBN:
9780300129489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100716.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter first explores Yeats's professional distress expressed through his 1909 poem “Words.” It narrates his disenchantment with language, where language was for him once an artistic expression ... More


Celticism, Aestheticism and Nationalism

W. B. Yeats

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the relationship between culture and ethnicity within W. B. Yeats's idea of ‘the Celt’. It is primarily focused on the 1890s and the early 1900s, and considers the role of ... More


1899–1902: ‘Four Green Fields’

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This first chapter is a narrative of how a summer house owned by Florimand Comte de Basterot became the venue where the foundation of the Abbey started. W. B. Yeats, during his stay in the Duras, ... More


W. B. Yeats: Two Approaches

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Yeats' works, the concealed aspects of his poetry, and his commitment to symbolism. In addition, a discussion of Yeats' interest in Spencer, his edition of Blake and other ... More


‘Immeasurable Strangeness’ between Empire and Modernism:

ELLEKE BOEHMER

in Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184454
eISBN:
9780191714085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184454.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter highlights cross-border interaction into the interdiscursive, late-imperial formation that was early 20th-century modernism. By examining in particular the salient cross-cultural ... More


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