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W.B. Yeats: A Life, Volume 2: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939 - Foster, R. F.
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The first volume in Roy Foster's magisterial biography of W.B. Yeats was hailed as "a work of huge significance" (The Atlantic Monthly) and "a stupendous historiographical feat" (Irish Sunday Independent). Now, the eagerly awaited second volume explores the complex poetic, political, and personal intricacies of Yeats's dramatic final decades, a period that saw the Easter Rebellion, the founding of the Irish state in 1922, and the production of Yeats's greatest masterpieces. In the conclusion of this first fully authorized biography, Foster brilliantly illuminates the circumstances--the rich internal and external experiences--that shaped the great poetry of Yeats's later years: "The Wild Swans at Coole," "Sailing to Byzantium," "The Tower," "The Circus Animals Desertion," "Under Ben Bulben," and many others. Yeats's pursuit of Irish nationalism and an independent Irish culture, his continued search for supernatural truths through occult experimentation, his extraordinary marriage, a series of tempestuous love affairs, and his lingering obsession with Maud Gonne are all explored here with a nuance and awareness rare in literary biography. Foster gives us the very texture of Yeats's life and thought, revealing the many ways he made poetry out of the "quarrel" with himself and the upheaval around him. But this consummate biography also shows that Yeats was much more than simply a lyric poet and examines in great detail Yeats's non-poetic work--his essays, plays, polemics, and memoirs. The enormous and varied circle of Yeats's friends, lovers, family, collaborators and antagonists inhabit and enrich a personal world of astounding energy, artistic commitment and verve; while the poet himself is shown returning again and again to his governing preoccupations, sex and death. Based on complete and unprecedented access to Yeats's papers and written with extraordinary grace and insight, W.B. Yeats, A Life offers the fullest portrait yet of the private and public life of one of the twentieth century's greatest poets. W.B. Yeats: A Life, Volume 2: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939 Foster, R. F., Oxford University Press

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The acclaimed first volume of this definitive biography of W. B. Yeats left him in his fiftieth year, at a cross-roads in his life. The subsequent quarter-century surveyed in The Arch-Poet takes in his rediscovery of advanced nationalism and his struggle for an independent Irish culture, hiscontinued pursuit of supernatural truths through occult experimentation, his extraordinary marriage, and a series of tumultuous love affairs. Throughout he was writing his greatest poems, from the stark simplicity of ''The Fisherman'' and ''The Wild Swans at Coole'', through the magnificent complexitiesof the sequences reflecting the Troubles and Civil War and the Byzantium poems, to the radical compression of his last work - some of it literally written on his deathbed. The drama of his life is mapped against the history of the Irish revolution and the new Irish state founded in 1922. Yeats''s many political roles and his controversial involvement in a right-wing movement during the early 1930s are covered more closely than ever before, and his complex andpassionate relationship with the developing history of his country remains a central theme. Throughout this book, the genesis, alteration, and presentation of his work (memoirs and polemic as well as poetry) is explored through his private and public life. The enormous and varied circle of Yeats''sfriends, lovers, family, collaborators, and antagonists inhabit and enrich a personal world of astounding energy, artistic commitment, and verve. Yeats constantly re-created himself and his work, believing that art was ''not the chief end of life but an accident in one''s search for reality'': a searchwhich brought him again and again back to his governing preoccupations: sex and death. He also held that ''all knowledge is biography'', a belief reflected in this study of one of the greatest lives of modern times. R. F. Foster, Books, Biography and Memoir, W. B. Yeats: A Life Vol.2: II: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939 Books>Biography and Memoir, Oxford University Press

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W.B. Yeats: A Life, Volume 2: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939
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Foster, R. F.

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W.B. Yeats: A Life, Volume 2: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939

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0198184654

Based on complete and unprecedented access to Yeats's papers, this is the final volume in Foster's definitive biography of one of the world's greatest and most intriguing poets.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780198184652
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0198184654
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Date de parution: 2003
Editeur: OXFORD UNIV PR
798 Pages
Poids: 1,510 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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