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Published by Palgrave in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Ireland.

Subjects:

  • Yeats, W. B. 1865-1939 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland,
  • Autobiography in literature,
  • Poets in literature,
  • Self in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-191) and index.

StatementRichard Greaves.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5908.M57 .G74 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 197 p. ;
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3955391M
ISBN 100333749332
LC Control Number2001056134

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In this study of Yeats' poetry between and , Greaves strongly reacts to the tendency in literary criticism to categorize Yeats' work as 'modernist', Instead, Greaves offer a different way of looking at the transition in Yeats' work in this period, by examining the poems in the context of Yeats' life. Get this from a library! Transition, reception and modernism in W.B. Yeats. [Richard Greaves] -- In this study of Yeats' poetry between and , Greaves strongly reacts to the tendency in literary criticism to categorize Yeats' work as "modernist", Instead, Greaves offer a different way of. For Yeats, nature can't do that trick anymore. Only art can. In this poem, the aging narrator wishes to be transformed into a work of art: a mechanized songbird rather than a real one. "The Song of the Wandering Aengus" Yeats is adding his own contribution to traditional stories about a Celtic god of youth and beauty in this lovely early poem. William Butler Yeats (13 June – 28 January ) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and.

Cite this chapter as: Greaves R. () Problems with Modernism. In: Transition, Reception and Modernism in W.B. Yeats. Palgrave Macmillan, LondonAuthor: Richard Greaves.   W.B. Yeats as a Modern Poet William Butler Yeats, one of the modern poets, influences his contemporaries as well as successors, such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and W.B. Auden. Though three common themes in Yeats’ poetry are love, Irish Nationalism and mysticism, but modernism is the overriding theme in his writings. Breathtaking in range, The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion and encompasses the entire arc of his career: reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends, meditations on youth and old age, whimsical songs of love, and somber poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems Cited by: William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who happened to have been born in Ireland, but Yeats.

Published in The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats, eds. Marjorie Howes and John Kelly, Daniel Albright Yeats and Modernism When Yeats died in January , he quickly became the ghost that haunted Modernism. First to register the shade’s presence was W. H. Auden, who wrote his famous elegy “In Memory.   Modernism (W.B. Yeats & T.S. Eliot) 1. Modernism in literature W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot Kees IJzerman January 2. Background At the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th, people started to feel increasingly unsettled. Old values were questioned. is the last romantic rather than the first modern poet. His poetical career falls into three periods: the Aesthetic period, the Mask period and the Prophetic the last phase his. Research Question Easter, How do the themes, stylistic elements, and subject matters of Easter, , the second coming, and A Vision characterize modernism in W. B. Yeats' work? Conclusion Political subject matter Use of releastic subject matter and contemprary issues.