Yeats, Folklore and Occultism: Contexts of the Early Work and Thought, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Yeats, Folklore and Occultism

Contexts of the Early Work and Thought, 1st Edition

By Frank Kinahan

Routledge

275 pages

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Description

This lively introduction to the poems of W. B. Yeats, first published in 1988, provides a series of intriguing new readings of his work in relation to his profound involvement with occultism and folklore. During Yeats’s formative years as an artist, two compelling movements were emerging: the revivals of interest in Irish folklore and in the magical tradition. Yeats later named folklore and occultism as the chief intellectual influences on his youth, and Yeats, Folklore and Occultism sets out to test this claim. This is an important critical book for Yeats scholars and all those concerned with understanding of twentieth-century poetry.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Sincerity and the Early Thought and Work 2. The Moon upon the Tide: Yeats and the Philosophy of Irish Fairylore 3. This Monotony of Happiness: "The Wanderings of Oisin" 4. Words of Power, Language of Art 5. Natural Ideals: Yeats and the Walled Garden 6. Aftermaths; Appendix; Selected Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: W. B. Yeats

This set reissues 6 books, originally published between 1951 and 1990, on William Butler Yeats, a foremost figure of twentieth-century literature and one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. The volumes examine Yeats’s work, his poetic development, and his social and private life, and will be of interest to students of literature.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT014000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
LIT024050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century