Words Alone by R. F. Foster

By: R. F. Foster

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ISBN
9780199592166
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
236
Dimensions
140 x 204 x 13mm

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"W.B. Yeats is usually seen as a great innovator whose extraordinary imagination transformed modern Irish literature, making a decisive break with the past. But what made him the remarkable writer he was? In this book, drawn from the 2009 Clark Lectures, Yeats's prize-winning biographer R.F. Foster returns to the rich seed-bed of nineteenth-century Irish literature to reveal the influences that shaped the poet's unique and powerful voice: romantic history of the Young Ireland movement, the occult and supernatural novels of Sheridan LeFanu, William Carleton's 'peasant fictions', fairy-lore, and folktale collections. The young Yeats consciously mined these traditions and was, Foster shows, an inheritor as much as an inventor."--Dust jacket.
ISBN:
9780199592166
Publication Date:
15 / 07 / 2011
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
140 x 204 x 13mm

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