W.B.Yeats: Critical Assessments (Critical Assessments of Writers in English)

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Synopsis: This collection of 354 assessments makes available to the student of Yeats the best that has been written about Ireland's greatest poet. Volume I arranged chronologically, gathers together the first reviews of Yeats's writings from Mosada in 1886 to the first volume of Collected Letters in 1986. Also included are over twenty reviews of productions of Yeats's plays from Cathleen ni Houlihan in Dublin in 1902 to the Yeats Theatre Festival in Dublin in 1991 Volume II which reproduces many of the the orbituary notices and memoirs from the period surrounding his death in 1939, contains 83 critical assessments of Yeats from 1889 to 1991 Volume III covering the period 1960 - 1979, includes twelve extracts published in Yeats's centenary year 1965. Volume IV comprising 155 extracts from 1980 to 2000, provides the fullest and most up to date survey of contemporary criticism of Yeats.

From the Publisher: William Butler Yeats has been at the centre of critical attention for over a hundred years. Motivated by an ambition to make, and then, to remake himself as an author. Yeats has attracted generations of admirers and critics keen to understand and reflect on his achievement. Because he never stood still and because he seemed sure of his direction, Yeats not only survived, but he also managed the more difficult task of adapting to major changes in cultural climate. His influence on later poets and critics has been equally impressive and at times unexpected.

For contemporary Irish poets, Yeats is a father-figure, a challenge, a stumbling-block, an example; for American Critics he has provided a rich quarry for New Critics and system builders alike; today, in the eyes of postcolonial critics such as Edward Said, Jahan Ramazani and Rajeev S. Patke, he still has important work of adjustment to perform in his global arena.

Henry Nevinson once said of Yeats; 'You have only to shake him and all manner of beautiful things tumble out.' Such admiration, shared by most critics, is also accompanied by searching forms of political inquiry. Early critics prepared the ground by charting changes in his verse and establishing the contexts for understanding his work. How to define his development has proved often crucial. Was he a symbolist, a late-romantic, a modernist? How much does the critic need to know about Yeats occult activities to understand or appreciate his verse? Cultural critics have stressed Yeats Irish background, and more recently his English contexts. He has been the subject of continuing interest across the full range of critical theory stemming from Marx, Nietzche, and Freud. Each generation has tackled these questions with different emphases, special insights and accompanying limitations. In the midst of all, the enigmatic figure of Yeats the poet and dramatist remains, to trouble the living stream.

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Book Description Helm Information, Robertsbridge, first edition, 2000, 2000. 4 vols, rexine, 8vo, in publisher's card box, 24 cm, xxx, 678 + ix, 597 + viii, 554 + viii, 856 pp. An attractively produced set bringing together much of the most important critical material on Yeats, with an introduction, a chronology of Yeats's life, a list of his writings and a chronological list of criticism included in the set. Vol. 1 : Contemporary Reviews; Select List of Reviews of Plays in Performance; 1887-1988; Vol. 2 : Assessments 1889-1959; Vol. 3 : Assessments: 1960-1979; Vol. 4 : Assessments: 1980-2000. From the publisher's description: "Volume I arranged chronologically, gathers together the first reviews of Yeats's writings from Mosada in 1886 to the first volume of Collected Letters in 1986. Also included are over twenty reviews of productions of Yeats's plays from Cathleen ni Houlihan in Dublin in 1902 to the Yeats Theatre Festival in Dublin in 1991. Volume II which reproduces many of the obituary notices and memoirs from the period surrounding his death in 1939, contains 83 critical assessments of Yeats from 1889 to 1991. Volume III covering the period 1960 - 1979, includes twelve extracts published in Yeats's centenary year 1965. Volume IV comprising 155 extracts from 1980 to 2000, provides the fullest and most up to date survey of contemporary criticism of Yeats." From a review of the series : "The Helm Information Critical Assessments of Writers in English, under the general editorship of Graham Clarke, is an invaluable aid to scholarship.this series generously makes available truly representative samples of contemporaneous reviews of a writer's major works, as well as a wide range of general assessments and critical views up to the present moment. Today's scholars can discover in these finely edited, exquisitely handsome volumes, not only the histories of critical debates for their chosen writers, but they can also recognize the recurrent features of the writers' oeuvres that have characteristically defined the object of study." As New in box. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-07348

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