Early Articles and Reviews (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 9)

By W. B. Yeats, John P. Frayne

The accumulated Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity IX: Early Articles and experiences is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the final editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George generators Harper. this primary entire version comprises nearly all the Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts with wide explanatory notes.

Coedited by way of John P. Frayne and Madeleine Marchaterre, Early Articles and studies assembles the earliest examples of Yeats's severe prose, from 1886 to the top of the century -- articles and stories that weren't accumulated into booklet shape by means of the poet himself. accrued jointly now, they exhibit the earliest improvement of Yeats's principles on poetry, the function of literature, Irish literature, the formation of an Irish nationwide theater, and the occult, in addition to Yeats's interplay together with his modern writers. As noticeable the following, Yeats's lively task as journal critic and propagandist for the Irish literary reason belies the preferred photograph created via his poetry of the "Celtic Twilight" interval, that of an idealistic dreamer in flight from the tough realities of the sensible world.

This new quantity provides 4 years' worthy of Yeats's writings now not integrated in a prior (1970) version of his early articles and stories. It additionally significantly expands the history notes and textual notes, bringing this compilation modern with the busy global of Yeats scholarship over the past 3 a long time. Early Articles and reports is a vital sourcebook illuminating Yeat's interpreting, his affects, and his literary reviews approximately different poets and writers.

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Anne Yeats in 1989 was once very hospitable in permitting John Frayne to ascertain Yeats’s deepest choice of books, a privilege that ended in fixing a few untraced allusions. At an previous degree of study, a lot worthwhile paintings was once performed by way of Edward Jacobs, whose efforts as a graduate assistant have been financially supported through the learn Board of the college of Illinois. At a later level of instruction, Madeleine Marchaterre joined the duty of finishing the mandatory revisions and getting ready the manuscript for book. between our English division colleagues, James harm has been such a lot important in sharing his vast wisdom of Irish literature, in addition to Julia Saville, Charles Wright, Leon Waldoff, Brian Ó Broin, and August Gering. To Klaus Peter Jochum of the college of Bamberg we owe thank you for the assistance and recommendation won from his years of indefatigable paintings at the bibliography of the feedback of the works of Yeats. And our certain thank you visit Roger Boulter for his aid on the nationwide Library of eire. finally, our thank you visit our scholars, whose enthusiasm for Yeats’s poetry has helped to stoke our enthusiasm for Yeats’s paintings as an entire, and to our households, who afforded sufferer aid as another resource was once tracked down, as yet another footnote was once revised. THE EDITORS ABBREVIATIONS Au Autobiographies. Edited by way of William O’Donnell and Douglas N. Archibald. big apple: Scribner, 1999. BIV1, 2 A ebook of Irish Verse. London: Methuen, 1895; 1900 and later variations. CL1 The amassed Letters of W. B. Yeats: quantity One, 1865-1895. Edited by way of John Kelly and Eric Domville. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. CL2 The gathered Letters of W. B. Yeats: quantity , 1896-1900. Edited by way of Warwick Gould, John Kelly, and Deirdre Toomey. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. CL3 The gathered Letters of W. B. Yeats: quantity 3, 1901-1904. Edited via John Kelly and Ronald Schuchard. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. E&I Essays and Introductions. London and long island: Macmillan, 1961. L The Letters of W. B. Yeats. Edited through Allan Wade. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954; ny: Macmillan, 1955. LAR Later Articles and studies. Edited by means of Colton Johnson. ny: Scribner, 2000. LE Later Essays. Edited by way of William H. O’Donnell, with the help of Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux. big apple: Scribner, 1994. LNI Letters to the hot Island: a brand new variation. Edited by way of George Bornstein and Hugh Witemeyer. London: Macmillan, 1989. LTWBY Letters to W. B. Yeats. Edited via Richard J. Finneran, George turbines Harper, and William M. Murphy, with the help of Alan B. Himber. London: Macmillan; big apple: Columbia college Press, 1977. fable Mythologies. London and big apple: Macmillan, 1959. NLI Manuscripts within the nationwide Library of eire. P&I Prefaces and Introductions: Uncollected Prefaces and Introductions by means of Yeats to Works through different Authors and to Anthologies Edited by way of Yeats. Edited via William H. O’Donnell. London: Macmillan, 1988. P The Poems. Revised version. Edited by way of Richard J. Finneran. long island: Macmillan, 1989. P2 The Poems. 2d variation.

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