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The Cambridge Introduction to W.B. Yeats
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  • Page extent: 162 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.41 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521838559 | ISBN-10: 052183855X)

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Preface page ix
Acknowledgments xi
List of abbreviations xii
Chapter 1 Early Yeats 1
Childhood 1
Early religious and political views 4
“Crossways” 7
Maud Gonne, gender, and The Countess Cathleen12
“The Rose” 17
The Secret Rose and The Wind Among the Reeds22
The fading of the Rose 33
Chapter 2 Middle Yeats 36
The Irish National Theatre 36
Early plays: Cathleen ni Houlihan, On Baile's Strand, and The King's Threshold41
Drama's influence on Yeats's verse style: In the Seven Woods46
Revisions, masks, and The Green Helmet and Other Poems51
Ireland's “Troubles” 63
Chapter 3 Late Yeats 66
Lunar visions: The Wild Swans at Coole66
Four Plays for Dancers and Michael Robartes and the Dancer70
The Tower78
The Winding Stair and Other Poems92
Blueshirts, eugenics, “lust and rage”: Yeats's final works 101
Death 113
Chapter 4 Yeats's critics 115
Bibliographies, scholarly editions, and biographies 115
Critical studies 118
Notes 127
Guide to further reading 134
Index 137

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