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W. B. Yeats: A Noble Antinomianism

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Joachim of Fiore occupies a curious and unexplored place in the history of William Butler Yeats's central preoccupations and, indeed, beliefs. Yeats seems to have furthered his knowledge of Joachim ... More


White Thin Bone: Yeatsian Personhood

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the philosophical origins and political urgencies of William Butler Yeats's demand for “perfection” and “completeness.” It begins with a discussion of Yeats's conception of ... More


Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The literature of the Irish Revival of the 1890s should be seen as a hinge between the 19th and 20th centuries. Its authors appropriated the ‘primitive’ through the lenses of comparative ... More


Poems, Poetry, Personhood

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores a set of interdependent problems in the history, theory, and politics of recent Anglo-American poetry while offering a challenge and an alternative to a nearly unanimous ... More


Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Peter McDonald

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Do we want to read poetry, or just like having a few poets to talk about? The history of poetry in 20th-century Britain and Ireland is one which ends with the assimilation of successful poets into a ... More


Yeats’s Ritual of Revolt

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It is in his dramatic work that there is most evidence of William Butler Yeats's reading of comparative science. Given both Yeats's literary primitivism and his supernaturalism, it was inevitable ... More


Yeats and Remorse

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The registers of regretful memory, or retrospective doubt and qualm, are central to William Butler Yeats's best poetry. These registers find their focus in his poetic vocabulary with the word ... 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


Cyclical Violence: The Irish Insurrection and the Limits of Enchantment

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes as its scope the substantial canon of Irish literature in the first decades of the twentieth century that engaged intimately with violence. It argues that the expression of ... More


The Aesthetics of Excess: Improvement and Revivalism

Helen O’connell

in Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Young Ireland rhetoric dominated Irish cultural institutions from the 1840s through to the Revival period. In the early 1890s, a young William Butler Yeats was embarking on his project to instil ... More


Yeats's Poetic Structures

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

William Butler Yeats operates often by manipulating parallels between the notion of memory — of historical and personal versions of the past, and of posterities and perpetuities — and the workings in ... More


Yeats, Form, and Northern Irish Poetry

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The name of William Butler Yeats means a number of different things in the discourses of contemporary Irish literary criticism, some of them a very long way from what might be understood by ... More


Literature in English, 1921–84

Vivian Mercier

in A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The rubric ‘literature and society’, which seems irrelevant to much of the literary work produced in the period 1891–1921, comes into its own from 1922 onwards. Whereas the plays of William Butler ... More


Introduction: Our Proper Dark

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the work of the first three directors of the Abbey Theatre — William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, and John Millington Synge — and in each case suggests the nature of their personal ... More


Publishing the Irish Cultural Revival, 1891–1922

Clare Hutton (ed.)

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199249114
eISBN:
9780191803383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the range of publishing possibilities available to authors in Ireland in the years between 1891 and 1922. It begins with an overview of market conditions that affected the ... More


How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Willard Spiegelman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although readers of prose fiction sometimes find descriptive passages superfluous or boring, description itself is often the most important aspect of a poem. This book examines how a variety of ... More


‘He would put in allusions’: The Uses and Abuses of Revivalism

in Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318238
eISBN:
9781846317705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317705.004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyses the allusive technique used by James Joyce in writing Dubliners. It identifies a number of previously unconsidered texts that lie submerged in the stories and considers what ... More


Memory in the Literary Memoir

Jr. John Burt Foster

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter considers a range of specimen passages, written in the early and mid-twentieth century, from memoirs by poet and playwright William Butler Yeats and by novelists Vladimir Nabokov and ... More


Introduction

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Taking as its touchstone the passage from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man when young Stephen Dedalus is beaten on the hands, the introduction establishes key principles for reading violence ... More


Modernist Memory and the Irish State

Patrick R. O’Malley

in Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790419
eISBN:
9780191831669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790419.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter argues that both Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the works of William Butler Yeats take up the problem of literary historiography and historical violence in an era which was moving questions ... More


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