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W. B. Yeats in Context

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David Holdeman, Ben Levitas, W. J. McCormack, Stephen Regan, Adrian Frazier, Paul Scott Stanfield, David Fitzpatrick, Timothy Webb, Anthony Roche, Jonathan Allison, Douglas Archibald, Karen Steele, Judith Hill, Nicholas Grene, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper, Donald J. Childs, David Lloyd, Vicki Mahaffey, James Pethica, R. F. Foster, Nicholas Allen, Timothy Materer, Sinéad Garrigan Mattar, Shalini Sikka, Michael Valdez Moses, Matthew Gibson, Jefferson Holdridge, Phillip L. Marcus, Matthew Campbell, James Longenbach, Richard Cave, Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Frank Shovlin, George Bornstein, Edna Longley, Rob Doggett, Geraldine Higgins
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107456808

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  • W. B. Yeats is a writer who requires, and at the same time tests the limits of, contextual study. More than perhaps any other Irish writer, he produced his own context as much as it produced him. His cultural and political activities, combined with his prolific literary output, made an impact that can only be understood by close attention to his words in relation to the times in which he lived. W. B. Yeats in Context maps Yeats' world in concise, lively essays by distinguished critics and historians. The places, people, themes and intellectual frameworks most important to his development receive close attention, as do his artistic influences, and the production and reception of his work. As a gateway into the study of Yeats, this volume offers much new information for both students, scholars and anyone interested in the life and times of this enigmatic and influential poet.

    • Offers wide coverage of Yeats in the context of his time and his later reception
    • Accessibly written essays by experts on history, culture, politics, religion and arts
    • Includes suggestions for further study on Yeats
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    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107456808
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction David Holdeman and Ben Levitas
    Part I. Times:
    1. Church, state, childhood, and youth, 1865–85 W. J. McCormack
    2. The fin de siècle, 1885–97 Stephen Regan
    3. Anger management, 1898–1913 Adrian Frazier
    4. War, 1914–23 Ben Levitas
    5. The Irish Free State and the European crisis, 1924–39 Paul Scott Stanfield
    Part II. Places:
    6. Sligo David Fitzpatrick
    7. London Timothy Webb
    8. Dublin Anthony Roche
    9. Galway: Coole and Ballylee Jonathan Allison
    Part III. Personalities:
    10. John Butler Yeats Douglas Archibald
    11. Maud Gonne Karen Steele
    12. Lady Gregory Judith Hill
    13. J. M. Synge Nicholas Grene
    14. Ezra Pound Catherine E. Paul
    15. George Yeats Margaret Mills Harper
    Part IV. Themes:
    16. Class and eugenics Donald J. Childs
    17. Nationalism and postcolonialism David Lloyd
    18. Gender Vicki Mahaffey
    19. Aesthetics James Pethica
    20. Fascism R. F. Foster
    Part V. Philosophies:
    21. The Church in Ireland: Protestant and Catholic Nicholas Allen
    22. Occultism Timothy Materer
    23. Folklore Sinéad Garrigan Mattar
    24. Indian thought Shalini Sikka
    25. Nietzsche Michael Valdez Moses
    26. Classical philosophy Matthew Gibson
    27. Landscape, family, eighteenth-century Ireland Jefferson Holdridge
    Part VI. Arts:
    28. Nineteenth-century Irish poetry Phillip L. Marcus
    29. The English Romantic Symbolists Matthew Campbell
    30. Modern poetry James Longenbach
    31. Theatrical culture Richard Cave
    32. The visual arts Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux
    33. Modern fiction Frank Shovlin
    Part VII. Reception:
    34. Manuscripts and revisions David Holdeman
    35. Publishers and the material text George Bornstein
    36. Critical debate, 1939–70 Edna Longley
    37. Critical debate, 1970–2006 Rob Doggett
    38. Popular culture Geraldine Higgins
    Guide to further reading
    Index.

  • Editors

    David Holdeman, University of North Texas
    David Holdeman is Professor of English at the University of North Texas.

    Ben Levitas, Goldsmiths, University of London
    Ben Levitas is Lecturer in the Department of Drama at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

    Contributors

    David Holdeman, Ben Levitas, W. J. McCormack, Stephen Regan, Adrian Frazier, Paul Scott Stanfield, David Fitzpatrick, Timothy Webb, Anthony Roche, Jonathan Allison, Douglas Archibald, Karen Steele, Judith Hill, Nicholas Grene, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper, Donald J. Childs, David Lloyd, Vicki Mahaffey, James Pethica, R. F. Foster, Nicholas Allen, Timothy Materer, Sinéad Garrigan Mattar, Shalini Sikka, Michael Valdez Moses, Matthew Gibson, Jefferson Holdridge, Phillip L. Marcus, Matthew Campbell, James Longenbach, Richard Cave, Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Frank Shovlin, George Bornstein, Edna Longley, Rob Doggett, Geraldine Higgins

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