Yeats Now

Yeats Now : Echoing into Life

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W. B. Yeats believed that a poet's life should be an experiment in living. His poems fashion into memorable words the sometimes puzzling emotions that hover over important life events. Yeats's remarkable work can clarify our own thinking
about similar situations. Joseph M. Hassett's Yeats Now: Echoing into Life extracts and distils the rich harvest of Yeats's
As Yeats's biographer Roy Foster comments, Yeats Now is 'a personal, quizzical, imaginative testament that ranges through Yeats's thought and writings, showcasing and discussing a series of ringing statements, suggestions and aphorisms that evolve into a kind of vade-mecum or guide to life. The subjects cover love, anger, friendship, politics, violence and the competing claims of perfecting the life, or the work'.
This book is a wonderful companion to the work of this significant poet. Hassett's writing provides an excellent frame of context through which to explore one of Ireland's greatest poets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 22.1mm | 258.55g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 1843517787
  • 9781843517788
  • 121,827

Review quote

"I can't think of a more inspiring way to fill the unforgiving minute than to read this book, to be renewed and invigorated by Yeats's relevance today -- Now -- and to rediscover the nobility of his poetry, the endurance of his hope."
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About Joseph M. Hassett

Joseph M. Hassett has written extensively on Yeats, Joyce and other Irish writers. He holds a Ph.D. in Anglo-Irish
Literature from University College Dublin and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. His books include W.B. Yeats and the Muses (Oxford University Press, 2010) and The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law (Lilliput, 2016).
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