The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, 1905-1907

The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, 1905-1907

by William Butler Yeats
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198126840

ISBN-13: 9780198126843

Pub. Date: 02/16/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume covers a tumultuous period in Yeats's public and personal life, beginning with the acrimonious collapse of Maud Gonne's marriage to Major MacBride (who not only accused Yeats of being her lover but also threatened to shoot him), and encompassing the fiery disputes in the Abbey Theatre as it changed from an amateur society into a professional company.

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This volume covers a tumultuous period in Yeats's public and personal life, beginning with the acrimonious collapse of Maud Gonne's marriage to Major MacBride (who not only accused Yeats of being her lover but also threatened to shoot him), and encompassing the fiery disputes in the Abbey Theatre as it changed from an amateur society into a professional company. Through all this, we see Yeats maturing as an artist: writing and revising poems and plays, and preparing an eight-volume Collected Works through which he hoped to define his artistic personality. The letters not only record an energetic and bruising period, but also bear witness to Yeats's indomitable fighting spirit and artistic integrity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198126843
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/16/2006
Series:
Yeats Collected Letters Series, #4
Pages:
1188
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Chronology: W. B. Yeats 1865-1939
Note on Editorial Principles List of Manuscript Sources List of Abbreviations and Short Forms Introduction to Volume IV THE LETTERS 1905-1907
Biographical and Historical Appendix Index of Recipients General Index

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