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The Works of William Blake: Poetic, Symbolic, and Critical (1893)
edited by Edwin Ellis and W. B. Yeats, with introduction by Wayne K. Chapman

A facsimile edition in three volumes.

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Today, this classic of 1893 is still illuminating for the lifetime influence it had on one of its editors, W. B. Yeats, who became perhaps the twentieth century's greatest poet in English and, like Blake, a visionary one, at that.

Presently, disparate parts of the book's three volumes may be found on the Internet but not all three. This online facsimile is the first to present all three simply to advance inquiry on Yeats's Blake. Professor Chapman's introduction on Yeats's collaboration with his father's friend, Edwin Ellis, also a poet, is thus supplemented by illustrated accounts of selected materials in the W. B. Yeats Library (courtesy of the National Library of Ireland and the Yeats Estate), including Yeats's own annotated copy of The Works of William Blake.

W. B. Yeats's 'A Vision': Explications and Contexts

Verses 1856-1884, A Critical Edition by Elizabeth Dickinson West
edited by Wayne K. Chapman

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Like any critical edition, this book engages with and acknowledges a number of texts, particularly Verses by E.D.W. (i.e., Elizabeth Dickinson West (1875, 1883). The poet was the student and thereafter the second wife of Edward Dowden, the inspiration behind his posthumous published collection of lyric poems, A Woman's Reliquary (Cuala Press, 1913). This edition of her work is the only one that gathers in one place all of her original poems, including some manuscript versions of published and unpublished work.

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Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful: Poems
by Kathryn Kirkpatrick

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"Kathryn Kirkpatrick's tour de force, Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful, proves once and for all that the scholar's detective work can serve the poet's task. With eloquence and intelligence, Kirkpatrick has handcrafted a collage of words and phrases actually spoken by the friends and relations of the magnificent and mysterious Maud Gonne, muse of W. B. Yeats. Anyone fascinated by the Irish past will be glued to the remarkable title poem of this, Kirkpatrick's sixth book, as well as by the lyrical tales that precede it, amusingly titled 'Yeats Plays Golf' and 'Maeve Married.' Whether mythic or human, figures are made palpable in Kirkpatrick's magic, elegant hands." —Molly Peacock

W. B. Yeats's 'A Vision': Explications and Contexts

W. B. Yeats's 'A Vision': Explications and Contexts
edited by Neil Mann, Matthew Gibson, and Claire Nally

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W. B. Yeats's "A Vision": Explications and Contexts is the first volume of essays devoted to A Vision and the associated system developed by W. B. Yeats and his wife, George. A Vision is all-encompassing in its stated aims and scope, and it invites a wide range of approaches—as demonstrated in the essays collected here, written by the foremost scholars in the field. Throughout, the different contributors take a variety of stances with regard to texts and the automatic script.

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Writing Modern Ireland
edited by Catherine E. Paul

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This special number of The South Carolina Review, guest-edited by Catherine E. Paul, focuses on Irish literature. It includes scholarship on Irish writers as well as contemporary Irish creative writing. For example, the issue features work by Ronald Schuchard, Michael Sidnell, and Jeff Holdridge, as well as translations by Patrick Crotty of modern poetry in Irish, poetry in English by young Irish poets, and a host of contributions from scholars in the USA, UK, Belgium, and France.


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Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry
edited by Wayne K. Chapman

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This volume reintroduces Edward Dowden, a significant poet of the nineteenth century, to a modern audience which has forgotten, probably, that this distinguished Irish authority on Shakespeare, Goethe and Shelley thought of himself as a poet first. For the young W. B. Yeats, Dowden "made Dublin tolerable for a while, and for perhaps a couple of years he was an image of romance."


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