Yeats Annual is the leading international research-level journal devoted to the greatest twentieth-century poet in the English language. Its twelfth issue, That Accusing Eye: Yeats and His Irish Readers , is a special number devoted to one of the great realities of Yeats's writing, the Irish audience that he loved enough to scorn. This audience managed to wound him both by its attention and its indifference. As the eight essays by Irish critics show, it matters even more in the changing Ireland of today. A total of eighteen authors is represented, and seventeen new books are reviewed, including five new volumes in the Cornell Manuscripts Series.
Table of ContentsFrontispiece: David Patrick Moran (1869-1936), The Leader, 8 February 1936 - Abbreviations - Editorial Board - Notes on the Contributors - Preface and Acknowledgements - THAT ACCUSING EYE - Introductory Reflections; E.Longley - A 'General Crowd of Small Singers': Dowden's Yeats Reassessed; E.Patten - Moran's Collar: Yeats and Irish Ireland; D.Toomey - 'You Need Not Fear that I am Not Amiable': Reading Yeats (Reading) Autobiographies ; E.Hughes - 'It is Time that I Wrote my Will ...': Anxieties of Influence and Succession ; E.Longley - 'When the Newspapers have Forgottem Me': Yeats, Obituarists, and Irishness; R.F.Foster - Getting the North: Yeats and Northern Nationalism; J.W.Foster - Yeats, Form and Northern Irish Poetry; P.McDonald - SHORTER NOTES - Professor Augustine Martin; A.N.Jeffares - A.L. Burt's 1898 Edition of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales 'Edited by W.B. Yeats'; C.Smythe - W.B. Yeats, Austin Spare and EIGHT POEMS (Wade 114); C.Smythe REVIEWS - 'An Heroic Dream'? John Kelly and Ronald Schuchard, eds., The Collected Letters of W.B. Yeats, Vol III 1901-1904; M.J.Sidnell - W.B. Yeats, The Hour-Glass: Manuscript Materials, ed. Catherine Phillips; R.A.Cave - W.B. Yeats, The Herne's Egg: Manuscript Materials, ed. Alison Armstrong; R.A.Cave - W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds: Manuscript Materials, ed. Carolyn Holdsworth; W.Gould - W.B. Yeats, The Wild Swans at Coole: Manuscript Materials, ed. Stephen Parrish; W.K.Chapman - W.B. Yeats, Michael Robartes and the Dancer: Manuscript Materials, ed. Thomas Parkinson with Anne Brannen; W.K.Chapman - Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry; E.Longley - Edna Longley, The Living Stream: Literature and Revisionism in Ireland; B.O'Donoghue - Dan H. Laurence and Nicholas Grene (eds.), Shaw, Lady Gregory and the Abbey; J.Pethica - Mary K. Greer, Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses; A.Owen - Phillip L. Marcus, Yeats and Artistic Power; Paul Kirschner and Alexander Stillmark eds. Between Time and Eternity; R.Greaves - Stan Smith, The Origins of Modernism; R.Greaves - P.Th. Liebregts, Centaurs in the Twilight: W.B. Yeats's Use of the Classical Tradition; A.N.Jeffares - Dwight D. Purdy, Biblical Echo and Allusion in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats: Poetics and the Art of God; A.N.Jeffares - The Entire Pancake: Edward Larrissy, Yeats the Poet: The Measures of Difference; D.Toomey - 'It is no Time to Discourse, the Town is Besieched!' Declan Kiberd, Inventing Ireland; W.J.McCormack - Publications Received