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Cambridge Introduction W.B. Yeats David Holdeman

Cambridge Introduction W.B. Yeats

David Holdeman

Published September 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780521838559
Hardcover
160 pages
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This introduction to one of the twentieth centurys most important writers examines Yeatss poems, plays and stories in relation to biographical, literary, and historical contexts. Yeats wrote with passion and eloquence about personalMoreThis introduction to one of the twentieth centurys most important writers examines Yeatss poems, plays and stories in relation to biographical, literary, and historical contexts. Yeats wrote with passion and eloquence about personal disappointments, his obsession with Ireland, and the modern eras loss of faith in traditional beliefs about art, religion, empire, social class, gender and sex. His works uniquely reflect the gradual transition from Victorian aestheticism to the modernism of Pound, Eliot and Joyce. This is the first introductory study to consider his work in all genres in light of the latest biographies, new editions of his letters and manuscripts, and recent accounts by feminist and postcolonial critics. While using this introduction, students will have instant access to the world of current Yeats scholarship as well as being provided with the essential facts about his life and literary career and suggestions for further reading.