A Vision (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 14) by W. B. Yeats

By W. B. Yeats

A brand new annotated version of Yeats’s crucial, lifelong paintings of philosophy—a meditation at the connections among the mind's eye, heritage, and the metaphysical—this quantity finds the poet’s maximum strategies at the occult.

First released in 1925, after which considerably revised through the writer in 1937, A Vision is a special paintings of literary modernism, and revelatory advisor to Yeats’s personal poetry and pondering. necessary to an figuring out of the poet’s past due paintings, and entrancing by itself advantage, the ebook provides the “system” of philosophy, psychology, background, and the lifetime of the soul that Yeats and his spouse, George, bought and created through mediumistic experiments from 1917 throughout the early Nineteen Twenties. Yeats obsessively revised the unique publication that he wrote in 1925, and the 1937 model is the definitive model of what Yeats desired to say.

Now, provided in a scholarly variation for the 1st time via Yeats students Catherine E. Paul and Margaret generators Harper, the 1937 model of A Vision is a vital, crucial literary source and essential for all critical readers of Yeats.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Vision (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 14) (Revised 1937 Edition) PDF

Best literary criticism books

The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

With the ebook of his seminal novel White Noise, Don DeLillo used to be increased into the pantheon of significant American writers. His novels are widespread and studied for his or her narrative method, political topics, and their prophetic statement at the cultural crises affecting modern the USA. In an age ruled by means of the picture, DeLillo's fiction encourages the reader to imagine traditionally approximately such concerns because the chilly warfare, the assassination of President Kennedy, threats to the surroundings, and terrorism.

The World Within the Word: Essays

Submit Date word: 1st variation 1976, book version 2012

In this sequel to Fiction & the Figures of lifestyles, considered one of America's such a lot fantastic and eclectic minds examines literature, tradition, writers (their lives and works), and the character and makes use of of language and the written be aware. incorporated are discussions of Valéry, Henry Miller, Sartre, Freud, Faulkner, suicide, "art and order," and the transformation of language into poetry and fiction. The vividness and readability of Gass's writing, the unabashed love and inimitable use of language-his startling metaphors, the sinuousness of his philosophy, the originality of his vision-make each one essay a looking revelation of its topic, in addition to an instance of Gass's personal singular artistry.

Serious poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Put up 12 months be aware: First released January 1st, 2002
------------------------

Do we wish to learn poetry, or simply like having a couple of poets to speak about?

The background of poetry in 20th-century Britain and eire is one that ends with the assimilation of winning poets right into a media tradition; it's also, in spite of the fact that, one other heritage, one in all shape and authority, within which yes poets came upon modes and pitches of resistance to the seeming inevitabilities in their instances.

Reading Critically, Writing Well (3rd Edition)

Studying severely, Writing good is helping scholars learn for which means and skim like a author, and it publications them as they follow what they’ve discovered to their very own writing. all the book’s nine task chapters contains a genre-specific advisor to analyzing that demanding situations scholars to research the authors’ options in addition to a step by step advisor to writing that is helping them practice those concepts to their very own essays within the style.

Additional info for A Vision (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 14) (Revised 1937 Edition)

Example text

Those subjective acts subject poems to further recodings. And not only each new “reading” or interpretation. Each recitation, as well as each retranscription (any new printing), will recode Humpty Dumpty’s poem, rather the way each performance of a musical piece recodes the original composition. —But then we cannot here speak of “the original composition,” for in any case we can have only whatever set of recodings stand in the field of attention that organizes the new composition. —The idea of original composition is a particular critical formulation, a certain way of coding a work for certain reading purposes.

The conceptual environments that writers, or readers for that matter, imagine for them. As a consequence, “impossible” conceptual formations are always emerging in spaces where they “should not” be appearing. In the case of the “motion” text above, therefore, we register critical lines of thought growing as simultaneous counterstatements within the text’s manifest content. We cannot read that text without thinking, against linguistic appearances, that knowledge emerges where there at first seemed only beauty.

No it’s not. Some events have no semblance at all in the mind. They strictly occur, vicious word. The animals certainly are thoughtless, and the unpainted walls. A world in which only alien things can be said to be housed. The contents of bodies remains a mystery, no matter what has been laid bare in moments of fear. I am often afraid to open my shoes. The pendulum I can only dimly see through the stained glass of the clock case, what accompanies it in its daily rounds? A vast treatise could be constructed on the aids to interiors.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 11 votes