The Poetry Of W B Yeats

Author: Louis MacNeice
Editor: Greenwood
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The poet Louis MacNeice's pioneering critical study of W. B. Yeats was undertaken in 1939, shortly after the death of Yeats, and published early in 1941, in time of war - as an attempt to disentangle MacNeice's own feelings about the elder poetic statesman and compatriot, but also to investigate the reality of poetry at a historical moment when its uses seemed most tenuous. As Richard Ellmann remarked: 'MacNeice's book on Yeats is still as good an introduction to that poet as we have, with the added interest that it is also an introduction to MacNeice. It discloses a critical mind always discontented with its own formulations, full of self-questionings and questionings of others, scrupling to admire, reluctant to be won. Yet mistrust of Yeats is overcome by wary approval, in a rising tone of endorsement'. MacNeice's study succeeded in delineating those aspects of Yeats that remain central to discussion of the poet today.
The Poems of W.B. Yeats
Language: en
Pages: 724
Authors: Peter McDonald
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-19 - Publisher: Routledge

In this multi-volume edition, the poetry of W.B. Yeats (1865–1939) is presented in full, with newly-established texts and detailed, wide-ranging commentary. Yeats began to write verse in the nineteenth century, and over time his own arrangements of poems repeatedly revised and rearranged both texts and canon. This edition of Yeats’s
Yeats's Legacies
Language: en
Pages: 684
Authors: Warwick Gould
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-22 - Publisher: Open Book Publishers

The two great Yeats Family Sales of 2017 and the legacy of the Yeats family’s 80-year tradition of generosity to Ireland’s great cultural institutions provide the kaleidoscope through which these advanced research essays find their theme. Hannah Sullivan’s brilliant history of Yeats’s versecraft challenges Poundian definitions of Modernism; Denis Donoghue
The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Penguin
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-30 - Publisher: Penguin UK

There are almost as many definitions and different sorts of love as there are poets. Edited on the assumption that any poem which speaks of one human's desire for another is a qualifying factor, THE NEW PENGUIN BOOK OF LOVE POETRY is a rich and diverse anthology which ranges through
The New Oxford Book of War Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 406
Authors: Jon Stallworthy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy's classic anthology spans centuries of human experience of conflict, from David's Lament for Saul and Jonathon, and Homer's Iliad to the finest poems of the First and Second World
A Book of Love Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 393
Authors: Jon Stallworthy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986-12-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Poets through the ages offer interpretations of love's changing moods and forms