The Book Of Yeats's Poems


'An important study of a major aspect of Yeats's poetry, in some ways the fruit of a lifetime's thinking by one of our most distinguished Yeatsians.' --Richard J. Finneran, University of Tennessee
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'An important study of a major aspect of Yeats's poetry, in some ways the fruit of a lifetime's thinking by one of our most distinguished Yeatsians.' --Richard J. Finneran, University of Tennessee
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813009513
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 12/1/1989
  • Edition description: ON DEMAND
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,035,209
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1. Critical Constitution of the Book 1
Theoretical and Textual Issues 1
2. Early Searchings and Irresolutions 27
"The Wanderings of Oisin" (1889) 27
Crossways (1889) 36
The Rose (1893) 46
The Wind Among the Reeds (1899) 60
"The Old Age of Queen Maeve" (1903) 75
"Baile and Aillinn" (1903) 77
3. Crises of Love and Responsibility 79
In the Seven Woods (1904) 79
The Shadowy Waters (1906) 87
The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910) 91
Responsibilities (1914) 98
4. The Pressure of Events and Growing Antithetical Power 109
The Wild Swans at Coole (1919) 109
Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921) 133
5. Views from the Tower 145
The Tower (1928): First Return 145
The Tower (1928): Second Return 168
6. Antithetical Oscillation 179
"The Winding Stair" (1933) 179
"Words for Music Perhaps" 203
"A Woman Young and Old" 209
["Parnell's Funeral and Other Poems"] (1935) 213
"Supernatural Songs" 215
7. Tragic Joy and Its Discontents 221
New Poems (1938) 221
8. The Spiritual Intellect's Great Work 237
[Last Poems] (1938-1939) 237
Concluding Remarks 251
Epilogue 254
Index of Titles 259
General Index 266
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