Yeats, Coleridge and the Romantic Sage

Yeats, Coleridge and the Romantic Sage

by M. Gibson
     
 

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This work explores an aspect of Yeats's writing largely ignored until now: namely, his wide-ranging absorption with Coleridge. Matthew Gibson explores the consistent and densely woven allusions to Coleridge in Yeats's prose and poetry, often in conjunction with other Romantic figures, arguing that the earlier poet provided him with both a model of philosopher--

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This work explores an aspect of Yeats's writing largely ignored until now: namely, his wide-ranging absorption with Coleridge. Matthew Gibson explores the consistent and densely woven allusions to Coleridge in Yeats's prose and poetry, often in conjunction with other Romantic figures, arguing that the earlier poet provided him with both a model of philosopher--"the sage"--and an interpretation of metaphysical ideas which were to have resounding effect on his later poetry, and upon his writing of A Vision.

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'...rich and dense...The book is deft in its study of complex, intertextual connections.' - Bulletin of the British Association of Romantic Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312230227
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/27/2000
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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Matthew Gibson is Assistant Professor of English at The American University in Bulgaria.

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