Yeats and the Visual Arts / Edition 1

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This illustrated book traces W. B. Yeats's fascination with the visual arts from his early years, which were strongly influenced by his father's paintings and the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, to his celebration in old age of Greek sculpture, Byzantine mosaics, and Michelangelo's art.
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Library Journal
Loizeaux ably demonstrates how influences in Yeats's early years, especially his interest in Pre-Raphaelite painting, helped shape his aesthetic theory and practice as a poet. She argues that the analogies Yeats often used between the visual arts and literature provide an apt way to characterize his own work. In the early verse, the governing analogy is poem-as-painting; later, influenced by his work in the theatre, Yeats writes poems analogous to the three-dimensional forms of sculpture. Loizeaux's thorough documentation and scholarly approach make her book a useful contribution to our understanding of Yeats's poetry. Recommended for academic subject collections. Michael Hennessy, English Dept., Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815629955
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Irish Studies
  • Edition description: 1ST SYRACU
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Grouped Illustrations
Illustrations in Text
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Yeats and the Pre-Raphaelites 5
Ch. 2 Poems and Pictures: Yeats's Early Poetic Theory 35
Ch. 3 Poetry of Vision: Yeats's Early Poetic Regions 51
Ch. 4 From Painted Stage to Sculpted Image: The Theater Years 87
Ch. 5 Our More Profound Pre-Raphaelitism: A Vision and the Visual Arts 117
Ch. 6 Picture and Book Remain: The Visual Arts in the Later Poetry 135
Ch. 7 Yeats's Sculptural Poetry 169
Notes 193
Index 229
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