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Yeats and English Renaissance Literature
 
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Yeats and English Renaissance Literature
 
 
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18 Jul 1991
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This book is the first to make extensive use of unpublished manuscripts to show how a period of English literature affected W.B.Yeats's development as a poet. Besides presenting a factual account of his acquaintance with English Renaissance writers based on evidence from his library and elsewhere, the study examines his response to numerous minor figures and several major ones - including Spenser, Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne and Milton.


Description

This book is the first to make extensive use of unpublished manuscripts to show how a period of English literature affected W.B.Yeats's development as a poet. Besides presenting a factual account of his acquaintance with English Renaissance writers based on evidence from his library and elsewhere, the study examines his response to numerous minor figures and several major ones - including Spenser, Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne and Milton.


Contents

List of Plates - Preface - Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Tradition, 'Imitation', and the Synthesis of Form and Content - Proto-Modern Poet, 1885-1910: Summoning the Renaissance Spirit with Arnold, Pater, and John Butler Yeats - Yeats and Spenser: Form, Philosophy, and Pictorialism, 1881-1902 - Yeats and the School of Jonson: Books, Masques, Epigrams, and Elegies, 1902-1919 - Yeats, Donne, and the Metaphysicals: Polemics and Lyrics, 1896-1929 - The Rapprochement with Milton and Spenser, 1918-1939 - Notes - Selected Bibliography - Index