Early Essays (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 4)

Early Essays (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 4)

W. B. Yeats

Author note: Richard J. Finneran [Editor], George Bornstein [Editor]

The accumulated Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity IV: Early Essays is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence lower than the overall editorship of eminent Yeats students George Bornstein and George turbines Harper. those volumes comprise almost the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts with large explanatory notes.

Early Essays, edited through the across the world esteemed Yeats students George Bornstein and the past due Richard J. Finneran, contains the contents of the 2 most crucial collections of Yeats's serious prose, Ideas of fine and Evil(1903) and The slicing of an Agate(1912, 1919). one of the seminal essays are issues of Blake, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, and Synge, in addition to a longer dialogue of the japanese Noh theatre. the 1st scholarly variation of those fabrics, Early Essays bargains a corrected textual content and precise annotation of all allusions. a number of appendices assemble fabrics from early printings that have been later excluded, in addition to illuminating black-and-white illustrations.

Early Essays is a vital sourcebook for knowing Yeats's profession as either author and literary critic, and for the advance of contemporary poetry and feedback. right here, Yeats works out lots of his key principles on poetry, politics, and the theater. He supplies interpretations of writers serious to his improvement and provides a compelling imaginative and prescient of eire and the fashionable international over the last decade of the 19th century and primary twenty years of the 20 th. As T. S. Eliot remarked, Yeats "was a type of few whose historical past is the background in their personal time, who're part of the realization of an age which can't be understood with no them." This quantity screens a vital a part of that history.

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