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Reframing Yeats: Genre, Allusion and History

Reframing Yeats: Genre, Allusion and History

by Charles I. Armstrong
     
 

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Reframing Yeats, the first critical study of its kind, traces the historical development of W. B. Yeats's writings across the genres, examining his poetry, autobiographical writings, criticism, and drama with the same critical analysis.

While existing studies of Yeats's work choose between a biographical orientation or a formalist approach, Armstrong's study

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Reframing Yeats, the first critical study of its kind, traces the historical development of W. B. Yeats's writings across the genres, examining his poetry, autobiographical writings, criticism, and drama with the same critical analysis.

While existing studies of Yeats's work choose between a biographical orientation or a formalist approach, Armstrong's study combines the theory of New Historicism and Hermeneutics: a theoretical approach that takes Yeatsian scholarship one step further.

Grounded in history and informed by recent studies, this innovative approach presents new interpretations and understandings of Yeats's texts. As well as providing a fresh reading of "Among School Children" and situating his autobiographical writings in relation to preceding Victorian practices and contemporary experimentation, this groundbreaking work documents some of the most important existing readings of Yeats's relationship to history, Modernism and the literary genres.

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE

Chapters focus on Yeats's essays, autobiographical writing, and poetry and plays, breaking new ground in Yeats scholarship, nudging Yeats out of familiar contexts and into neglected frameworks. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
J. S. Baggett

Chapters focus on Yeats's essays, autobiographical writing, and poetry and plays, breaking new ground in Yeats scholarship, nudging Yeats out of familiar contexts and into neglected frameworks. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.
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“Chapters focus on Yeats's essays, autobiographical writing, and poetry and plays, breaking new ground in Yeats scholarship, nudging Yeats out of familiar contexts and into neglected frameworks. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” —J. S. Baggett, Lander University, CHOICE

“Chapters focus on Yeats's essays, autobiographical writing, and poetry and plays, breaking new ground in Yeats scholarship, nudging Yeats out of familiar contexts and into neglected frameworks. Summing Up: Highly recommended.” —CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623563530
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/29/2013
Series:
Historicizing Modernism
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
402 KB

Meet the Author


Charles Ivan Armstrong is Professor of British literature at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Charles Ivan Armstrong is Professor of British Literature, University of Agder, Norway.

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