By William Butler Yeats, Douglas Archibald, William O'donnell
The gathered Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity III: Autobiographies is a part of the fourteen-volume sequence overseen via eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finnerah and George turbines Harper. The sequence comprises nearly the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, with authoritative and explanatory notes.
Autobiographies contains six autobiographical works -- Reveries Over early life and adolescence, The Trembling of the Veil, Dramatis Personae, Estrangement, The loss of life of Synge, and The Bounty of Sweden -- that William Butler Yeats released jointly within the mid-1930s to shape a unmarried, outstanding memoir of the 1st fifty-eight years of his lifestyles, from his earliest stories of early life to successful the Nobel Prize for Literature. This quantity presents a shiny sequence of non-public bills of a variety of figures, and it describes Yeats's paintings as poet and playwright, as a founding father of Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre, his involvement with Irish nationalism, and his fascination with occultism and visions. This e-book is so much compelling as Yeats's personal account of the expansion of his poetic mind's eye. Yeats proposal poet leads a lifetime of allegory, and that his works are reviews upon it. Autobiographies enacts his ruling trust within the connections and coherence among the lifestyles that he led and the works that he wrote. it's a imaginative and prescient of non-public heritage as artwork, and so it's the one really crucial better half to his poems and plays.
Edited via William H. O'Donnell and Douglas N. Archibald, this quantity is offered for the 1st time with beneficial explanatory notes and comprises formerly unpublished passages from candidly specific first drafts
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Here we can turn to direct evidence from WBY, Mrs. Yeats, and Thomas Mark (1890-1963), the Macmillan editor in London on whom WBY relied and who worked with WBY’s books from the 1920s through the 1950s, coming back from semi-retirement to work on Autobiographies (1955). Yeats, Mrs. Yeats, and Thomas Mark all worked on the 1932/1936 corrected page proofs of the Macmillan ‘Edition de Luxe’, volume VI, Autobiographies (NLI Ms. 30,140), which is the last complete text of Autobiographies approved by the author.
It is curious how one’s life falls into definite sections—in 1897 a new scene was set, new actors appeared. (L 820) Much of Dramatis Personae is a weaving together of his correspondence with Lady Gregory; the description of WBY’s rooms at 18 Woburn Buildings comes in section IX. Whatever the plan was for early publication of an excerpt, it did not happen. The Cuala Press Dramatis Personae was set from an extensively revised typescript (NLI Ms. 30,601) that Bradford suggests (page 373) was dictated from a manuscript in the Houghton Library, Harvard.
I am just beginning on Woburn Buildings, building up the scene there—alas the most significant image of those years [WBY’s love affair with Olivia Shakespear] must be left out. This first part will probably be made up of extracts from letters to Lady Gregory and my comments. My first fifty pages—probably to be published before the rest—will bring me to about 1900. It is curious how one’s life falls into definite sections—in 1897 a new scene was set, new actors appeared. (L 820) Much of Dramatis Personae is a weaving together of his correspondence with Lady Gregory; the description of WBY’s rooms at 18 Woburn Buildings comes in section IX.