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Yeats's Vision and the Later Plays

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674864726

Publication Date: 01/01/1963

286 pages


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In the first part of her book, Helen Vendler approaches A Vision, Yeats’s metaphysical work written during the period of the later plays, as aesthetic experience rather than esoteric doctrine. Taking account of the poet’s letters and essays, she proceeds to an interpretation of the plays which share the symbolism of A Vision. Vendler is concerned with the plays as poetry not as theatre. Against the conventional charge of incomprehensibility, she shows that both A Vision and the plays are symbolic representations of human experience and intelligible statements about the poetic process, and contributes to the appreciation of the play’s remarkable poetry.

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