The Cambridge Introduction to W.B. Yeats (Cambridge by David Holdeman

By David Holdeman

This advent to at least one of the 20th century's most crucial writers examines Yeats's poems, performs and tales on the subject of biographical, literary, and historic contexts. Yeats wrote with ardour and eloquence approximately own disappointments, his obsession with eire, and the fashionable era's lack of religion in conventional ideals approximately artwork, faith, empire, social classification, gender and intercourse. His works uniquely replicate the sluggish transition from Victorian aestheticism to the modernism of Pound, Eliot and Joyce. this is often the 1st introductory research to think about his paintings in all genres in mild of the most recent biographies, new variations of his letters and manuscripts, and up to date bills by way of feminist and postcolonial critics. whereas utilizing this creation, scholars may have fast entry to the area of present Yeats scholarship in addition to being supplied with the basic proof approximately his existence and literary profession and recommendations for extra reading.

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