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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


W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Lauren Arrington

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book utilizes new source material and documents that have not previously been analysed with regard to the Abbey Theatre's history in order to reconstruct the political, socio‐religious, and ... 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


Introduction: Up Close and Serial

Michael Wood

in Yeats and Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557660
eISBN:
9780191701726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the plan of Y. B. Yeats's poem, ‘Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen’, which is the focus of this book. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which ... 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


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


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


Out of a Medium's Mouth: George Hyde‐Lees

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Seeking refuge in marriage to George Hyde‐Lees posed a potentially lethal threat to Yeats's poetic enterprise. Because the essence of the courtly love poem was its praise of an unattainable woman, ... More


Herakles' apotheosis: the tragedy of Superman

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the philosophical appropriation of Euripides' Herakles by the Modernist writers George Cabot Lodge, W. B. Yeats, and Frank Wedekind. It shows how dramatic interest in the tragic ... More


Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

John Brannigan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638833
eISBN:
9780748651801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a radical re-reading of the cultural history of the Irish state, by demonstrating through original historical research and insightful new readings of key literary and artistic ... More


For All the World: Eclectic Epic 1870–1895

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Having rescued the epic muse from the usages of the novel, heroic myth declined towards the fin de siècle into a Victorian museum collectible. The characteristic form for epic after 1870 became the ... More


‘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


Conclusion

Daniel G. Williams

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/9780748622054.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter reviews the discussions of the previous chapters, looking at the conservationist ethnic movements that challenged the idea of common national cultures in the United States and ... More


The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Ben Levitas

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The role of the theatre of the Irish literary revival in the politics of identity is a question central not only to the study of Irish theatre and Irish cultural nationalism, but to the broader ... More


‘out of eure sanscreed into oure eryan’: Ireland, the Classics, and Independence

Nicholas Allen

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The relationship between the study of classical culture and the formation of empire is well established. This chapter traces alternate spaces of engagement within the decolonizing public sphere in ... More


W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Joseph M. Hassett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores how nine fascinating women inspired some of W.B. Yeats's most memorable poetry. Yeats's beliefs about poetic inspiration were remarkably akin to the Greek notion that a great poet ... More


The Quintessence of Parnellism: The Search for an Irish Theatre, 1890–1897

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the early debates over the need for an Irish national theatre. It suggests that the crisis surrounding the Parnellite split of 1890 and death of C. S. Parnell in 1891 was key. ... More


‘A Mesh of Error’ : Dramatic Alliances 1898–1902

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the cultural-political allegiances from the centenary of the 1798 rising to the founding of the Irish National Theatre Society. During 1899-1901, the Irish Literary Theatre led ... More


The Union of Sceptics, 1903–1906

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the fracture of the theatre movement and cultural nationalist alliances in the post-Boer period. Yeats, with financial backing from Annie Horniman, was able to set up the INTS ... More


The Room of Mirrors: The Debut of The Playboy of the Western World

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers closely the debut of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World and the ensuing ‘riots’. It emphasises Synge's radical credentials and argues that Synge's Playboy was a ... More


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