The Celtic Twilight: Yeats' Call for a More Magical View of Life and Nature (Aziloth Books)

The Celtic Twilight: Yeats' Call for a More Magical View of Life and Nature (Aziloth Books)

by William Butler Yeats


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'The Celtic Twilight' can read simply as an anthropological compilation of beliefs and superstitions, a fascinating, entertaining and sometimes hilarious journey through the dreamlike world of Irish faery and folklore, as related to Yeats by the peasants of County Sligo at the end of the nineteenth century. But there is a deeper significance to this book. It can be seen as Yeats' subtle polemic against too concrete a view of human existence, as his call for a return to a more magical view of life and Nature: where the Unseen is nearer than we believe, where springs are holy, trees have souls, and the very air shimmers with spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908388414
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 1,032,620
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

This Book

A Teller Of Tales

Belief And Unbelief

Mortal Help

A Visionary

Village Ghosts

‘Dust Hath Closed Helen’s Eye’

A Knight Of The Sheep

An Enduring Heart

The Sorcerers

The Devil

Happy And Unhappy Theologians

The Last Gleeman

Regina, Regina Pigmeorum, Veni

‘And Fair, Fierce Women’

Enchanted Woods

Miraculous Creatures

Aristotle Of The Books

The Swine Of The Gods

A Voice


The Untiring Ones

Earth, Fire And Water

The Old Town

The Man And His Boots

A Coward

The Three O’Byrnes And The Evil Faeries

Drumcliff And Rosses

The Thick Skull Of The Fortunate

The Religion Of A Sailor

Concerning The Nearness Of Heaven, Earth, & Purgatory

The Eaters Of Precious Stones

Our Lady Of The Hills

The Golden Age

A Remonstrance with Scotsmen


The Queen And The Fool

The Friends Of The People Of Faery

Dreams That Have No Moral

By The Roadside

Into The Twilight

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