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Letters to W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound from Iseult Gonne: A Girl That Knew All Dante Once

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Iseult Gonne, daughter of Maud Gonne and the French politician and jourbanalist Lucien Millevoye, attracted many admirers - among them distinguished authors such as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Arthur Symms, Lennox Robinson, Francis Stuart and Liam O'Flaherty. Yeats proposed marriage to her, Ezra Pound had a secret, passionate love affair with her and she married Francis Stuart. This book contains her hitherto unpublished letters to Yeats and Pound, edited and annotated by Anna MacBride White (Maud Gonne's ...

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Overview

Iseult Gonne, daughter of Maud Gonne and the French politician and jourbanalist Lucien Millevoye, attracted many admirers - among them distinguished authors such as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Arthur Symms, Lennox Robinson, Francis Stuart and Liam O'Flaherty. Yeats proposed marriage to her, Ezra Pound had a secret, passionate love affair with her and she married Francis Stuart. This book contains her hitherto unpublished letters to Yeats and Pound, edited and annotated by Anna MacBride White (Maud Gonne's granddaughter), Christina Bridgwater (Iseult's granddaughter) and A. Norman Jeffares, the distinguished Yeats scholar.

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'The copious footnotes help paint a picture if the young girl who fascinated all who came close to her, while the letters follow Yeats' passion for a girl 30 yeas his junior.' - Belfast Telegraph
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403921345
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

A. Norman Jeffares has taught in the Universities of Dublin, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Leeds and Stirling.

Anna MacBride White is one of Maud Gonne's four grandchildren.

Christina Bridgewater is the grandaughter of Iseult Gonne.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
• Foreword—C.Bridgwater
• Editors' Note
• Acknowledgements
• Chronology
• Prologue—A.MacBride White
• Letters to W.B.Yeats
• Iseult Gonne and Ezra Pound
• Letters to Ezra Pound
• Epilogue
• Iseult as Writer
• Appendix: Some of Iseult's Writings
• Abbreviations
• Notes to the Letters: (1) to Yeats; (2) to Pound
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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