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The Lonely Tower (Routledge Revivals)
Studies in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats

ISBN 9780415503587
Published November 19, 2012 by Routledge
412 Pages

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Book Description

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 in his poetry 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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