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Yeats' Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Yeats' Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

by William Butler Yeats, James Pethica
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This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.

"Criticism" includes twenty-four interpretive essays by T. S. Eliot, Daniel Albright, Douglas Archibald, Harold Bloom, George Bornstein, Elizabeth Cullingford, Paul de Man, Richard Ellman, R. F. Foster, Stephen Gwynn, Seamus Heaney, Marjorie Howes, John Kelly, Declan Kiberd, Lucy McDiarmid, Michael North, Thomas Parkinson, Marjorie Perloff, James Pethica, Jahan Ramazani, Ronald Schuchard, Michael J. Sidnell, Anita Sokolsky, and Helen Vendler.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393974973
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/03/2000
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 263,684
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Textsxxi
from Crossways (1889)
The Song of the Happy Shepherd3
The Sad Shepherd4
The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes5
The Indian to His Love6
The Falling of the Leaves6
Ephemera (2 versions)7
The Stolen Child8
To an Isle in the Water10
Down by the Salley Gardens10
The Meditation of the Old Fisherman11
from the Rose (1892)
To the Rose upon the Rood of Time12
Fergus and the Druid13
The Rose of the World14
The Lake Isle of Innisfree15
The Pity of Love15
The Sorrow of Love (2 versions)16
When You are Old17
The White Birds17
[Who goes with Fergus?]18
The Dedication to a Book of Stories selected from the Irish Novelists (2 versions)18
The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner (2 versions)20
To Ireland in the Coming Times21
from the Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
The Hosting of the Sidhe23
The Lover tells of the Rose in his Heart23
The Fisherman [The Fish]24
The Song of Wandering Aengus24
The Lover mourns for the Loss of Love25
He reproves the Curlew25
He remembers Forgotten Beauty25
A Poet to his Beloved26
He gives his Beloved certain Rhymes26
To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear27
The Cap and Bells27
He hears the Cry of the Sedge28
He thinks of those who have Spoken Evil of his Beloved28
The Lover pleads with his Friend for Old Friends29
He wishes his Beloved were Dead29
He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven29
from in the Seven Woods (1903)
In the Seven Woods30
The Arrow30
The Folly of Being Comforted31
Never Give all the Heart31
Adam's Curse32
Red Hanrahan's Song about Ireland33
The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water33
O Do Not Love Too Long34
from the Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910)
His Dream35
A Woman Homer Sung35
The Consolation [Words]36
No Second Troy37
The Fascination of What's Difficult37
A Drinking Song38
The Coming of Wisdom with Time38
On hearing that the Students of our New University have joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Agitation against Immoral Literature38
To a Poet, who would have me Praise certain Bad Poets, Imitators of His and Mine39
The Mask39
Upon a House shaken by the Land Agitation40
All Things can Tempt Me40
The Young Man's Song [Brown Penny]40
from Responsibilities (1914)
[Introductory Rhymes]42
To a Wealthy Man who promised a Second Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery if it were proved the People wanted Pictures43
September 191344
To a Friend whose Work has come to Nothing45
The Three Beggars46
Beggar to Beggar Cried47
I.The Witch48
II.The Peacock48
To a Child Dancing in the Wind49
[Two Years Later]49
Fallen Majesty50
The Cold Heaven51
The Magi51
The Dolls52
A Coat52
[Closing Rhymes]53
from the Wild Swans at Coole (1917)
The Wild Swans at Coole54
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory55
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death58
Men Improve with the Years58
The Living Beauty59
A Song59
The Scholars (2 versions)60
Lines Written in Dejection61
On Woman61
The Fisherrnan62
The People63
Broken Dreams64
The Balloon of the Mind65
On being asked for a War Poem65
Ego Dominus Tuus66
The Double Vision of Michael Robartes68
from Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921)
Michael Robartes and the Dancer71
Easter, 191673
On a Political Prisoner75
The Second Coming76
A Prayer for my Daughter76
To be Carved on a Stone at Thoor Ballylee79
from the Tower (1928)
Sailing to Byzantium80
The Tower81
Meditations in Time of Civil War86
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen92
A Prayer for my Son95
Leda and the Swan96
Among School Children97
All Souls' Night99
from the Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz102
A Dialogue of Self and Soul103
Blood and the Moon105
Coole Park, 1929106
The Choice107
Crazy Jane talks with the Bishop112
Father and Child112
from a Full Moon in March (1935)
A Prayer for Old Age113
The Four Ages of Man113
from New Poems (1938)
The Gyres114
Lapis Lazuli115
Imitated from the Japanese116
What Then?116
Beautiful Lofty Things117
Come Gather Round Me Parnellites118
The Great Day119
The Spur119
The Municipal Gallery Re-visited119
from Last Poems (1939)
Under Ben Bulben122
The Black Tower125
Long-legged Fly126
High Talk126
Man and the Echo127
The Circus Animals' Desertion128
Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902)133
On Baile's Strand (1903)141
At the Hawk's Well (1917)160
Purgatory (1939)169
Prose Fiction and Folklore Writings
from The Celtic Twilight (1893)
This Book177
Belief and Unbelief178
Drumcliff and Rosses179
from The Celtic Twilight (1902)
'Dust hath closed Helen's Eye'183
Enchanted Woods188
By the Roadside190
from The Secret Rose (1897)
The Crucifixion of the Outcast192
The Old Men of the Twilight197
from Stories of Red Hanrahan (1904)
The Twisting of the Rope200
The Death of Hanrahan205
Autobiographical Writings
from Reveries Over Childhood and Youth (1916)210
from The Trembling of the Veil (1922)
from Book I. Four Years: 1887-1891219
from Book II. Ireland after Parnell222
from Memoris: Autobiography (written 1916-17, published 1972)225
from The Trembling of the Veil (1922)
from Book III. Hodos Chameliontos240
from Book IV. The Tragic Generation242
from Book V. The Stirring of the Bones244
from Dramatis Personae, 1896-1902 (1935)247
from Memoirs: Journal (written 1909, published 1972)250
from Pages from a Diary Written in Nineteen Hundred and Thirty (1944)254
Critical Writings
Hopes and Fears for Irish Literature (1892)258
The De-Anglicising of Ireland (1892)261
from The Message of the Folk-lorist (1893)262
from The Celtic Element in Literature (1898)264
The Irish Literary Theatre (1899)267
from Irish Language and Irish Literature (1900)269
from The Symbolism of Poetry (1900)271
from Magic (1901)275
The Reform of the Theatre (1903)277
On Taking 'The Playboy' to London (1907)279
The Play of Modern Manners (1908)279
A Tower on the Apennines (1908)280
from Poetry and Tradition (1908)281
from First Principles (1908)282
from Per Amica Silentia Lunae (1918)
from Anima Hominis285
from Anima Mundi287
from A People's Theatre (1919)290
from The Bounty of Sweden (1925)292
from Introduction to The Oxford Book of Modern Verse (1936)293
from A Vision (1937)
from Introduction298
from Book I: The Great Wheel299
Essays for the Scribner Edition of Yeats's Collected Works (1937)
from Introduction to Essays312
Introduction to Plays313
from On the Boiler (1939)
from Preliminaries315
from To-morrow's Revolution316
Criticism by Yeats's Contemporaries
[Review of The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems]321
[Review of Poems (1899) and The Wind Among the Reeds]321
[Review of Responsibilities]323
from Vale325
[Review of The Wild Swans at Coole]327
The Poetry of W. B. Yeats327
Yeats and Ireland331
Recent Critical and Biographical Studies
The Prelude334
[Yeats and the Occult]336
Two Years: Bedford Park 1887-1889339
Revolt into Style--Yeatsian Poetics340
Yeats's Waves346
The Elegiac Love Poems: A Woman Dead and Gon(n)e349
The Wind Among the Reeds356
Technique in the Earlier Poems of Yeats358
Yeats's "Written Speech": Writing, Hearing and Performance366
Yeats and the Lettered Page370
The Taste of Salt 1902-1903379
The Aesthetics of Antinomy382
W. B. Yeats: Cultural Nationalism387
"Easter, 1916" and the Balladic Elegies394
Shrill Voices, Accursed Opinions399
"Friendship Is the Only House I Have": Lady Gregory and W. B. Yeats407
The Passionate Syntax413
Hawk and Butterfly: The Double Vision of The Wild Swans at Coole (1917, 1919)416
W. B. Yeats and Thoor Ballylee429
In the Bedroom of the Big House439
Between Hatred and Desire: Sexuality and Subterfuge in "A Prayer for my Daughter"444
The Rhetorical Question: "Among School Children"455
The Resistance to Sentimentality: Yeats, de Man, and the Aesthetic Education457
Desire and Hunger in "Among School Children"458
Patronage and Creative Exchange: Yeats, Lady Gregory, and the Economy of Indebtedness471
The Rule of Kindred482
Politics and Public Life484
Yeats: A Chronology489
Bibliographical and Textual Appendix495
Selected Bibliography511
Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems515

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