First published in 1953, this book examines Blake’s vision and its impact on the work of Yeats who imitated Blake in the hope that he might find that same vision. Margaret Rudd’s approach is literary as well as philosophical, and psychological and she discusses the work of both poets in this way.
Acknowledgements; Introduction 1. The Prophet and the Enchanter 2. The Quarrel with Ourselves 3. ‘Til I am William Blake’ 4. ‘With All the Fury of a Spiritual Existence’ 5. ‘The World in a Grain of Sand’ 6. ‘I, the Poet William Yeats’ 7. Summary 8. Discussion: The Poet, the Lover, and the Saint; Appendix, Bibliography; Index