W.B.Yeats, a Life

W.B.Yeats, a Life

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"Volume I: The Apprentice Mage" describes W. B. Yeats's progress from childhood through a bohemian life of love-affairs, artistic development, and political involvements, to his fiftieth year. Drawing on a great archive of personal and contemporary material, Foster charts the growth of a poet's mind and of an astonishing personality, both of which were instrumental in the formation of a new and radicalized Irish nationalist identity. "Volume II: The Arch-Poet", the second and final volume in R. F. Foster's acclaimed biography, covers the second half of W. B. Yeats's life, taking in his controversial political involvements, continued supernatural experiments, his extraordinary marriage, a series of love affairs, and the writing of his greatest poetry. Life and work are woven closely together to create a rich, new, uniquely authoritative, and immensely involving treatment of one of the greatest lives of modern times.show more

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  • Paperback | 1496 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 2,400g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 64pp b/w plates, 32 b/w in-text
  • 019280717X
  • 9780192807175
  • 1,658,024

Table of contents

Volume I: The Apprentice Mage 1865-1914; 1. The Artist's Children: Sligo 1865-1881; 2. Explorations: Dublin 1881-1887; 3. Two Years: Bedford Park 1887-1889; 4. Secret Societies 1889-1891; 5. The Battles of the Books 1891-1893; 6. ands of Heart's Desire 1894-1896; 7. Waiting for the Millennium 1896-1898; 8. Shadowy Waters 1898-1900; 9. Occult Politics 1900-1901; 10. National Dramas 1901-1902; 11. The Taste of Salt 1902-1903; 12. From America to Abbey Street 1903-1904; 13. Delighting in Enemies 1905-1906; 14. Synge and the Ireland of His Time 1907-1909; 15. Severances 1909-1910; 16. True and False Irelands 1910-1911; 17. Ghosts 1911-1913; 18. Memory Harbour 1913-1914; Volume II: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939; 1. Accomplishment and Noh 1915-1916; 2. Shades and Angels 1916-1917; 3. The Sense of Happiness 1917-1919; 4. A Feeling for Revelation 1919-1920; 5. 'Weight and Measure in a Time of Dearth' 1920-1921; 6. Living in the Explosion 1922-1924; 7. Bad Writers and Bishops 1924-1925; 8. Vanity and Pride 1925-1927; 9. Striking a Match 1927-1930; 10. One Last Burial 1930-1932; 11. Struggles Towards Reality 1932-1933; 12. A New Fanaticism 1933-1934; 13. Passionate Metaphysics 1934-1935; 14. Fire and Eating 1936-1937; 15. Folly and Elegance 1937-1938; 16. Dying Like an Empire 1938-1939show more

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