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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


Flying and Painting: Leonardo’s Rival Sublimations

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Seven continues the argument from Chapter Six about maternal seduction and its derivatives. It considers Freud’s thesis of the rival sublimations of Leonardo’s infantile sexual fantasy into, ... More


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