"The appearance of The Tower in the Cornell Yeats series of manuscript materials is the first closing-point of this magisterial editorial venture because it completes the series of poetry volumes. . . . When the Cornell series is complete, there will be a matchless body of material for the interpreters to work on. It is fitting that the poetry series should end with what is generally regarded as Yeats's greatest single volume, The Tower from 1928. . . . Of course it is impossible to show in a review the real value and compulsion of this book—as of all the volumes in this glorious series. The developing thought processes of the poet, set out in Yeats's particularly personal and self-revealing handwriting, are evident on every facing page. The thanks and congratulations that these editors have earned will go on being expressed for a very long time."—Bernard O'Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement (9 May 2008)
Materials include transcriptions and photographs of the earliest recoverable drafts and selected transcriptions from the most interesting manuscripts and annotated typescripts.
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