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The Divine Self at Play: History and Liberation in the Late Poems of W. B. Yeats

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by establishing how W. B. Yeats’s complex sense of religion began to take its final form in 1931, when he met Shri Purohit Swami and began a series of studies in Indic traditions ... More


“Born Anew”: W. B. Yeats’s “Eastern” Turn in the 1930s

Charles I. Armstrong

in Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay looks at how Yeats consistently associated what he conceived of as “Eastern” thought with themes of rebirth and fresh beginnings, as well as a form of disinterestedness. This nexus is ... More


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