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A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats By John Unterecker (Professor of English, Columbia University, USA)

A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats
by John Unterecker (Professor of English, Columbia University, USA)

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W.B. Yeats based some of his work on the history of modern Ireland and events that had occurred in his own life. This work offers a poem-by-poem analysis of the historical factors that underlie various lyrics and language usages. Other arcane, mystical and theosophical references are covered.
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A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats Summary


A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats by John Unterecker (Professor of English, Columbia University, USA)

The poetry of William Butler Yeats presents unusual problems for the general reader. Yeats drew heavily upon mystical and theosophical systems of a more or less arcane nature. Moreover, he often referred to events in his own life and in the history of modem Ireland which require elucidition
for the non-specialist. A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats not only provides the background needed for an understanding of the works but also reveals the structure of images and meanings of the various lyrics.

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A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats Reviews


Provides a background for understanding Yeats's total work and clarifies the structure, images and meanings of the various lyrics.--New York Herald Tribune

About John Unterecker (Professor of English, Columbia University, USA)


John Unterecker, a leading scholar on Yeats, taught at Columbia University and the University of Hawaii.

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GOR007190883
A Reader's Guide to William Butler Yeats by John Unterecker (Professor of English, Columbia University, USA)
John Unterecker (Professor of English, Columbia University, USA)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Syracuse University Press
1996-04-30
326
0815603401
9780815603405
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