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Yeats, Folklore and Occultism
Contexts of the Early Work and Thought





ISBN 9781138687264
Published February 14, 2018 by Routledge
284 Pages

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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 mag

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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

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