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The Lonely Tower (Routledge Revivals)

Studies in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats, 1st Edition

By Thomas Rice Henn


388 pages

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First published in 1965, this reissue of the second edition of T. R. Henn’s seminal study offers an impressive breadth and depth of meditations on the poetry of W. B. Yeats. His life and influences are discussed at length, from the impact of the Irish Rebellion upon his youth, to his training as a painter, to the influence of folklore, occultism and Indian philosophy on his work. Henn seeks out the many elements of Yeats’ famously complex personality, as well as analysing the dominant symbols of his work, and their ramifications.

Table of Contents

1. The Background 2. Choice and Chance 3. The Masks – Self and Anti-Self 4. Women Old and Young 5. Yeats and Synge 6. The Study of Hatred 7. Between Extremities 8. The Development of Style 9. Image and Symbol 10. Myth and Magic 11. The Phases of the Moon 12. A Vision and the Interpretation of History 13. Byzantium 14. Painter and Poet 15. The Poetry of the Plays 16. The Achievement of Style 17. Last Poems 18. ‘Horseman, Pass By!’

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh