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Early Essays

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Early Essays, edited by the internationally esteemed Yeats scholars George Bornstein and Richard J. Finneran, includes the contents of the two most important collections of Yeats's critical prose, Ideas of Good and Evil (1903) and The Cutting of an Agate (1912, 1919). Among the seminal essays are considerations of Blake, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, and Synge, as well as an extended discussion of the Japanese Noh theatre. The first scholarly edition of these materials, Early Essays offers a corrected text and ...
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Overview

Early Essays, edited by the internationally esteemed Yeats scholars George Bornstein and Richard J. Finneran, includes the contents of the two most important collections of Yeats's critical prose, Ideas of Good and Evil (1903) and The Cutting of an Agate (1912, 1919). Among the seminal essays are considerations of Blake, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, and Synge, as well as an extended discussion of the Japanese Noh theatre. The first scholarly edition of these materials, Early Essays offers a corrected text and detailed annotation of all allusions. Several appendices include materials from early printings which were later excluded, as well as black and white illustrations. Early Essays is essential reading for understanding Yeats's career and the development of modern poetry and criticism
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403904164
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/8/2015
  • Series: Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 1.11 (w) x 1.11 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Finneran is Hodges Chair of Excellence Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. George Bornstein is a Professor of English, University of Michigan. George Mills Harper is a R.O.Lawton Distinguished Professor, Florida State University
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
• Abbreviations
• Illustrations
• Introduction
• EARLY ESSAYS
Ideas of Good and Evil
The Cutting of an Agate
• PREFACES
• Preface to the The Cutting of an Agate (1912)
• Preface to the The Cutting of an Agate (1919, 1924) APPENDICES
• A. The Pathway
• B. Original Covers of Ideas of Good and Evil and Cutting of an Agate
• C. Illustrations to Essay on Blake's Illustrations to Dante
• D. Other Material Deleted from Revised Editions
• TEXTUAL MATTER AND NOTES
• A Note on the Text
• Textual Emendations and Corrections
• Notes
• Index
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