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Mythologies by W.B.Yeats

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Mythologies is the definitive edition of W.B. Yeats's folklore and early prose fiction, edited according to Yeats's final textual instructions. Its extensive annotation makes luminous Yeats's 'fibrous darkness', that 'matrix out of which everything has come', by comprehensively dealing with oral and written sources, abandoned and unpublished writings. The documentation is especially designed to acknowledge Yeats's strategies of self-allusion and the special role folkloric prose plays in relation to his poetry, drama, autobiographical writings, speculative prose, essays and letters. Featuring a number of new images, this is the first time that a work of Yeats's has been edited according to 'Book History' principles, and will be fascinating reading for all students and scholars of Yeats. Winner of the 2006 Wheatley Medal prize for an outstanding index.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poets Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 26/07/2005 ISBN-13: 9781403945051  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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WARWICK GOULD is Professor of English Literature in the University of London, where he is Director of the Institute of English Studies in the School of Advanced Study. He has been Editor of Yeats Annual since 1983, and is co-editor of the Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, II, 1896-1900 (1997) and co-author of Joachim of Fiore and the Myth of the Eternal Evangel in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2001). He is currently co-editing Yeats's Occult Diary (1898-1901, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan).DEIRDRE TOOMEY is editor of Yeats and Women: Yeats Annual No 9 (1991), revised and augmented as Yeats and Women (Macmillan, 1997). She is co-editor of The Collected Letters of W.B. Yeats, Vol II, (1896-1900) (Clarendon, 1997) and of Yeats Occult Diary (1898-1901), (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan). She is Research Editor of Yeats Annual and is currently co-editing a complete revision of A. Norman Jeffares's New Commentary on the Poems of W.B. Yeats (also forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan).

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