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Publisher Comments:

While working on a facsimile edition and transcription of W. B. Yeats's surviving early manuscripts, renowned Yeats scholar George Bornstein made a thrilling literary discovery: thirty-eight unpublished poems written between the poet's late teens and late twenties. These works span the crucial years during which the poet "remade himself from the unknown and insecure young student Willie Yeats to the more public literary, cultural, and even political figure W. B. Yeats whom we know today." "Here is a poetry marked by a rich, exuberant, awk-ward, soaring sense of potential, bracingly youthful in its promise and its clumsiness, in its moments of startling beauty and irrepressible excess," says Brendan Kennelly. And the Yeats in these pages is already experimenting with those themes with which his readers will become intimate: his stake in Irish nationalism; his profound love for Maud Gonne; his intense fascination with the esoteric and the spiritual.

With Bornstein's help, one can trace Yeats's process of self-discovery through constant revision and personal reassessment, as he develops from the innocent and derivative lyricist of the early 1880s to the passionate and original poet/philosopher of the 1890s.

Reading-texts of over two dozen of these poems appear here for the first time, together with those previously available only in specialized literary journals or monographs. Bornstein has assembled all thirty-eight under the title Yeats had once planned to give his first volume of collected poems. Under the Moon is essential reading for anyone interested in modern poetry.

About the Author

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923. Distinguished Yeats scholar George Bornstein has written and collaborated on numerous books and articles on Yeats, Pound, Stevens, Eliot, and modernism. He has taught at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Ireland, and worked as an editor on the Collected Works of W. B. Yeats series. He has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a professor of English at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he lives with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684802541
Editor:
Bornstein, George
Introduction:
Yeats, Michael
Introduction by:
Yeats, Michael
Introduction:
Yeats, Michael
Author:
Yeats, William Butler
Author:
Bornstein, George
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
August 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 10.255 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » United Kingdom » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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