Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 518 pages
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Includes a comprehensive and annotated selection of Yeats's major writings: 145 poems from Crossways through Last Poems including five poems in both early and revised versions; the plays Cathleen ni Houlihan, On Baile's Strand, At the Hawk's Well , and Purgatory; prose fiction and folklore from The Celtic Twilight, The Secret Rose , and Stories of Red Hanrahan; autobiographical writings from Reveries over Childhood and Youth through the posthumously published Memoirs; and selections from critical writings. Commentators include Oscar Wilde, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, T.S. Eliot, Helen Vendler, Harold Bloom, Richard Ellman and Seamus Heaney. A Yeats chronology is included. No subject index.
 

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Contents

The Song of the Happy Shepherd
3
FROM THE ROSE 1892
12
FROM THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS 1899
23
FROM IN THE SEVEN WOODS 1903
30
FROM RESPONSIBILITIES 1914
42
FROM THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE 1917
54
FROM MICHAEL ROBARTES AND THE DANCER 1921
71
FROM THE TOWER 1928
80
At the Hawks Well 1917
160
Purgatory 1939
169
PROSE FICTION AND FOLKLORE WRITINGS
177
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS
210
CRITICAL WRITINGS
258
Essays for the Scribner Edition of Yeatss Collected Works 1937
300
Criticism
321
RECENT CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES
334

FROM THE WINDING STAIR AND OTHER POEMS 1933
102
FROM A FULL MOON IN MARCH 1935
113
FROM LAST POEMS 1939
122
Cathleen ni Houlihan 1902
133
On Bailes Strand 1903
141

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About the author (2000)

James Pethica has taught at Williams College and at the University of Richmond. Currently a Fellow at the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Williams College, he is at work on the authorized biography of Lady Gregory.

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