Yeats' Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

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This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.
"Criticism" includes twenty-four interpretive essays by T. S. Eliot, Daniel Albright, Douglas Archibald, Harold Bloom, George Bornstein, Elizabeth Cullingford, Paul de Man, Richard Ellman, R. F. Foster, Stephen Gwynn, Seamus Heaney, Marjorie Howes, John Kelly, Declan Kiberd, Lucy McDiarmid, Michael North, Thomas Parkinson, Marjorie Perloff, James Pethica, Jahan Ramazani, Ronald Schuchard, Michael J. Sidnell, Anita Sokolsky, and Helen Vendler.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393974973
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 282,832
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James Pethica has taught at Williams College and at the University of Richmond. Currently a Fellow at the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Williams College, he is at work on the authorized biography of Lady Gregory.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
A Note on the Texts xxi
Acknowledgments xxv
Poems 1
from Crossways (1889)
The Song of the Happy Shepherd 3
The Sad Shepherd 4
The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes 5
The Indian to His Love 6
The Falling of the Leaves 6
Ephemera (2 versions) 7
The Stolen Child 8
To an Isle in the Water 10
Down by the Salley Gardens 10
The Meditation of the Old Fisherman 11
from the Rose (1892)
To the Rose upon the Rood of Time 12
Fergus and the Druid 13
The Rose of the World 14
The Lake Isle of Innisfree 15
The Pity of Love 15
The Sorrow of Love (2 versions) 16
When You are Old 17
The White Birds 17
[Who goes with Fergus?] 18
The Dedication to a Book of Stories selected from the Irish Novelists (2 versions) 18
The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner (2 versions) 20
To Ireland in the Coming Times 21
from the Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
The Hosting of the Sidhe 23
The Lover tells of the Rose in his Heart 23
The Fisherman [The Fish] 24
The Song of Wandering Aengus 24
The Lover mourns for the Loss of Love 25
He reproves the Curlew 25
He remembers Forgotten Beauty 25
A Poet to his Beloved 26
He gives his Beloved certain Rhymes 26
To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear 27
The Cap and Bells 27
He hears the Cry of the Sedge 28
He thinks of those who have Spoken Evil of his Beloved 28
The Lover pleads with his Friend for Old Friends 29
He wishes his Beloved were Dead 29
He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven 29
from in the Seven Woods (1903)
In the Seven Woods 30
The Arrow 30
The Folly of Being Comforted 31
Never Give all the Heart 31
Adam's Curse 32
Red Hanrahan's Song about Ireland 33
The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water 33
O Do Not Love Too Long 34
from the Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910)
His Dream 35
A Woman Homer Sung 35
The Consolation [Words] 36
No Second Troy 37
Reconciliation 37
The Fascination of What's Difficult 37
A Drinking Song 38
The Coming of Wisdom with Time 38
On hearing that the Students of our New University have joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Agitation against Immoral Literature 38
To a Poet, who would have me Praise certain Bad Poets, Imitators of His and Mine 39
The Mask 39
Upon a House shaken by the Land Agitation 40
All Things can Tempt Me 40
The Young Man's Song [Brown Penny] 40
from Responsibilities (1914)
[Introductory Rhymes] 42
To a Wealthy Man who promised a Second Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery if it were proved the People wanted Pictures 43
September 1913 44
To a Friend whose Work has come to Nothing 45
Paudeen 45
The Three Beggars 46
Beggar to Beggar Cried 47
I. The Witch 48
II. The Peacock 48
To a Child Dancing in the Wind 49
[Two Years Later] 49
Fallen Majesty 50
Friends 50
The Cold Heaven 51
The Magi 51
The Dolls 52
A Coat 52
[Closing Rhymes] 53
from the Wild Swans at Coole (1917)
The Wild Swans at Coole 54
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory 55
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death 58
Men Improve with the Years 58
The Living Beauty 59
A Song 59
The Scholars (2 versions) 60
Lines Written in Dejection 61
On Woman 61
The Fisherrnan 62
The People 63
Broken Dreams 64
The Balloon of the Mind 65
On being asked for a War Poem 65
Ego Dominus Tuus 66
The Double Vision of Michael Robartes 68
from Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921)
Michael Robartes and the Dancer 71
Easter, 1916 73
On a Political Prisoner 75
The Second Coming 76
A Prayer for my Daughter 76
To be Carved on a Stone at Thoor Ballylee 79
from the Tower (1928)
Sailing to Byzantium 80
The Tower 81
Meditations in Time of Civil War 86
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen 92
A Prayer for my Son 95
Leda and the Swan 96
Among School Children 97
All Souls' Night 99
from the Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz 102
A Dialogue of Self and Soul 103
Blood and the Moon 105
Coole Park, 1929 106
The Choice 107
Byzantium 108
Vacillation 109
Crazy Jane talks with the Bishop 112
Father and Child 112
from a Full Moon in March (1935)
A Prayer for Old Age 113
The Four Ages of Man 113
from New Poems (1938)
The Gyres 114
Lapis Lazuli 115
Imitated from the Japanese 116
What Then? 116
Beautiful Lofty Things 117
Come Gather Round Me Parnellites 118
The Great Day 119
Parnell 119
The Spur 119
The Municipal Gallery Re-visited 119
from Last Poems (1939)
Under Ben Bulben 122
The Black Tower 125
Long-legged Fly 126
High Talk 126
Man and the Echo 127
The Circus Animals' Desertion 128
Politics 130
Plays 131
Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902) 133
On Baile's Strand (1903) 141
At the Hawk's Well (1917) 160
Purgatory (1939) 169
Prose 175
Prose Fiction and Folklore Writings
from The Celtic Twilight (1893)
This Book 177
Belief and Unbelief 178
Drumcliff and Rosses 179
from The Celtic Twilight (1902)
'Dust hath closed Helen's Eye' 183
Enchanted Woods 188
By the Roadside 190
from The Secret Rose (1897)
The Crucifixion of the Outcast 192
The Old Men of the Twilight 197
from Stories of Red Hanrahan (1904)
The Twisting of the Rope 200
The Death of Hanrahan 205
Autobiographical Writings
from Reveries Over Childhood and Youth (1916) 210
from The Trembling of the Veil (1922)
from Book I. Four Years: 1887-1891 219
from Book II. Ireland after Parnell 222
from Memoris: Autobiography (written 1916-17, published 1972) 225
from The Trembling of the Veil (1922)
from Book III. Hodos Chameliontos 240
from Book IV. The Tragic Generation 242
from Book V. The Stirring of the Bones 244
from Dramatis Personae, 1896-1902 (1935) 247
from Memoirs: Journal (written 1909, published 1972) 250
from Pages from a Diary Written in Nineteen Hundred and Thirty (1944) 254
Critical Writings
Hopes and Fears for Irish Literature (1892) 258
The De-Anglicising of Ireland (1892) 261
from The Message of the Folk-lorist (1893) 262
from The Celtic Element in Literature (1898) 264
The Irish Literary Theatre (1899) 267
from Irish Language and Irish Literature (1900) 269
from The Symbolism of Poetry (1900) 271
from Magic (1901) 275
The Reform of the Theatre (1903) 277
On Taking 'The Playboy' to London (1907) 279
The Play of Modern Manners (1908) 279
A Tower on the Apennines (1908) 280
from Poetry and Tradition (1908) 281
from First Principles (1908) 282
from Per Amica Silentia Lunae (1918)
from Anima Hominis 285
from Anima Mundi 287
from A People's Theatre (1919) 290
from The Bounty of Sweden (1925) 292
from Introduction to The Oxford Book of Modern Verse (1936) 293
from A Vision (1937)
from Introduction 298
from Book I: The Great Wheel 299
Essays for the Scribner Edition of Yeats's Collected Works (1937)
Introduction 300
from Introduction to Essays 312
Introduction to Plays 313
from On the Boiler (1939)
from Preliminaries 315
from To-morrow's Revolution 316
Criticism by Yeats's Contemporaries
[Review of The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems] 321
[Review of Poems (1899) and The Wind Among the Reeds] 321
[Review of Responsibilities] 323
from Vale 325
[Review of The Wild Swans at Coole] 327
The Poetry of W. B. Yeats 327
Yeats and Ireland 331
Recent Critical and Biographical Studies
The Prelude 334
[Yeats and the Occult] 336
Two Years: Bedford Park 1887-1889 339
Revolt into Style--Yeatsian Poetics 340
Yeats's Waves 346
The Elegiac Love Poems: A Woman Dead and Gon(n)e 349
The Wind Among the Reeds 356
Technique in the Earlier Poems of Yeats 358
Yeats's "Written Speech": Writing, Hearing and Performance 366
Yeats and the Lettered Page 370
The Taste of Salt 1902-1903 379
The Aesthetics of Antinomy 382
W. B. Yeats: Cultural Nationalism 387
"Easter, 1916" and the Balladic Elegies 394
Shrill Voices, Accursed Opinions 399
"Friendship Is the Only House I Have": Lady Gregory and W. B. Yeats 407
The Passionate Syntax 413
Hawk and Butterfly: The Double Vision of The Wild Swans at Coole (1917, 1919) 416
W. B. Yeats and Thoor Ballylee 429
In the Bedroom of the Big House 439
Between Hatred and Desire: Sexuality and Subterfuge in "A Prayer for my Daughter" 444
The Rhetorical Question: "Among School Children" 455
The Resistance to Sentimentality: Yeats, de Man, and the Aesthetic Education 457
Desire and Hunger in "Among School Children" 458
Patronage and Creative Exchange: Yeats, Lady Gregory, and the Economy of Indebtedness 471
Away 477
The Rule of Kindred 482
Politics and Public Life 484
Yeats: A Chronology 489
Bibliographical and Textual Appendix 495
Selected Bibliography 511
Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems 515
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    Marvellous work by Yeats. I can recommend it 100%, everybody can

    Marvellous work by Yeats. I can recommend it 100%, everybody can, lol

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