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Author Bradley, Anthony, 1942-

Title Imagining Ireland in the poems and plays of W.B.Yeats : nation, class, and state / Anthony Bradley

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  PR5908.P6 B73 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PR5908.P6 B73 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 256 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series New directions in Irish and Irish-American literature
New directions in Irish and Irish American literature
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-245) and index
Contents "Romantic Ireland": the early poems and plays (1885-1910) -- Poems, paintings, and the newspaper: nation and class in Responsibilities (1914) -- Anglo-Irish pastoral, war, and revolution: The Wild Swans at Coole (1919), Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921) -- W.B. Yeats and the angel of history: The Tower (1928), The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933) -- Modernism, Fascism and Irish nationalism: New Poems (1938), Last poems (1939) -- Taking its place among the nations: Ireland and Irish poetry after Yeats
Note "An important part of the Irish national imaginary, Yeat's poems and plays have helped to invent the nation of Ireland, while critiquing the modern Irish state that emerged from the nation's revolutionary period. This study offers a chronological account of Yeat's volumes of poetry, contextualizing and analyzing them in light of Irish cultural and political history."-- Provided by publisher
"This book offers a lucid and comprehensive account of Yeats's poems, volume by volume, in the context of Ireland's period of decolonization, from the late nineteenth century through the 1930s. The connections between Yeats's writing and politics are explored in the light of contemporary theories of nationalism and modernism. Yeats imagined revolutionary Ireland in both Romantic and Modernist modes, as a nation struggling to come into being, and as the center of apocalyptic fragmentation. His mastery and extension of the traditional forms of verse, from ballad and sonnet to modernist sequence or constellation, gives aesthetic shape to the preoccupations of nation and cultural crisis. This well-written analysis of Yeats's poetry and drama also introduces readers to the major scholarship on Yeats"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 -- Political and social views
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 -- Criticism and interpretation
Politics and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century
Politics and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Nationalism and literature -- Ireland -- History
Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland
Ireland -- In literature
ISBN 9781403970589
1403970580
ISBN/ISSN 40019588240