Envisioning Ireland: W. B. Yeatss Occult Nationalism Claire Nally

ISBN: 9783035300758

Published: March 3rd 2011

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320 pages


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Envisioning Ireland: W. B. Yeatss Occult Nationalism  by  Claire Nally

Envisioning Ireland: W. B. Yeatss Occult Nationalism by Claire Nally
March 3rd 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9783035300758 | 5.64 Mb

Although W. B. Yeats is one of the most over-theorised authors in the Irish canon, little attempt has been made to situate his occult works in the political context of early twentieth-century Ireland. By evaluating the two versions of A Vision,MoreAlthough W. B. Yeats is one of the most over-theorised authors in the Irish canon, little attempt has been made to situate his occult works in the political context of early twentieth-century Ireland. By evaluating the two versions of A Vision, published in 1925 and 1937, this book provides a methodology for understanding the political and cultural impulses that informed Yeatss engagement with the otherworld.

The author suggests that the Yeatsian occult operates very firmly within the political parameters of Irish nationalism, often as a critique of the new Free State, or as an alternative way of mythologising and inaugurating a new nation state. The occult, far from being free of all political considerations, registers the poets shifting allegiances, from the Celticism of the 1890s to his disenchantment with modern Ireland in the Free State.

Through close readings of Yeatss manuscripts and his primary and critical works, including a close assessment of the frequently neglected dramatic texts, the author seeks to force a rethinking of the critical reception of the Yeatsian occult through contemporary theoretical developments in postcolonialism, subjectivity, national identity and textual instability.



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