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Yeats and Artistic Power

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The first book length study on the aesthetic and artistic power of William Butler Yeats, this book demonstrates the centrality in his work of the concept that art might shape life, from his earliest assay to the great poems and plays of his last years.

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A study of W.B. Yeat's aesthetic of artistic power, demonstrating the centrality in his work, from his earliest essay to the great poems and plays of his last years, of the concept that art might shape life. In addition to throwing light on many of Yeats' best-known texts, the study has important implications for literary theory in the post-deconstructionist era. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814754719
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author

Phillip L. Marcus is Professor of English at Cornell University and co-general editor of the Cornell Yeats Series. He is also the author of Yeats and the Beginning of the Irish Renaissance.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction: Cast Your Mind on Other Days 1
2 The Early Work 15
3 1899-1917 66
4 The Twenties and Thirties 128
5 Conclusion 214
Notes 236
Index 258
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