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Literary Works of Jack B. Yeats
     

Literary Works of Jack B. Yeats

by John Whitely Purser
 

ISBN-10: 0389209295

ISBN-13: 9780389209294

Pub. Date: 01/01/1991

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

There is far more to Jack B. Yeats than has met the eye. His father once said, "Some day I shall be remembered as the father of a great poet, and the poet is Jack." Purser argues that Jack B. Yeats' writings have been misunderstood, that the writer was educated among the people in the West of Ireland, without the social and literary preconceptions and traditions of

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There is far more to Jack B. Yeats than has met the eye. His father once said, "Some day I shall be remembered as the father of a great poet, and the poet is Jack." Purser argues that Jack B. Yeats' writings have been misunderstood, that the writer was educated among the people in the West of Ireland, without the social and literary preconceptions and traditions of the universities. He suggests that Jack Yeats was wily and clever in his use of symbolism. With this background in mind, and with the aid of evidence previously unused-including a new chronology-new interpretations are given for many of his works and an overall pattern in the novels is revealed. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of literature, Irish literature, and Irish Studies. Contents: Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; Life and Style; Note on the Chronology; The Theatrical Context; Creating a Theatrical Rhetoric: The Deathly Terrace and The Silencer; The Trilogy: Apparitions, The Old Sea Road, and Rattle; The Context of War (1): Harlequin's Positions and La La Noo; The Context of War (2): La La Noo and Harlequin's Positions; The Context of War (30: The Green Wave and In Sand; Jack Yeats and the Novel; Sligo and Sailing Sailing Swiftly; The Careless Flower and The Amaranthers; The Charmed Life; Ah Well and And To You Also; Conclusion; Manuscript Sources; Bibliography; Notes; Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780389209294
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Series:
Princess Grace Irish Library Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.89(d)

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