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Letters to the New Island : A New Edition - W. B. Yeats

Letters to the New Island

A New Edition

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From 1888 to 1892 W.B.Yeats contributed a series of essays on literature and Irish folklore to two American newspapers, the Boston Pilot and Providence Sunday Journal. These important but little-known pieces show his intense engagement with current books, plays, personalities and controversies. They also make major statements about the issues of cultural nationalism and theatrical reform that preoccupied the poet. Newly edited, annotated, and introduced by George Bornstein and Hugh Witemeyer, Letters to the New Island offers a fresh glimpse of Yeats as an active polemicist, critic and all-round man of letters.

Illustrations - List of Abbreviations - Editors' Textual Preface - Editors' Introduction - Letters to the New Island - Preface - Irish Writers who are Winning Fame - Some Forthcoming Irish Books - What the Writers and Thinkers are Doing - Chevalier Burke: 'Shule Aroon', Carleton and the Banims' Novels, an Autograph Sale at Sotheby's, William Allingham, Miss Ellen O'Leary - Browning: A New School, Edward Carpenter, Mr Curtin's Irish Myths and Folk Lore, Lady Wilde's Ancient Cures, Allingham - Irish Writers ought to take Irish Subjects: A Sicilian Idyll - Dr Todhunter's Sicilian Idyll - Rose Kavanagh: Death of a Promising Young Irish Poet - Some Recent Books by Irish Writers - Dr Todhunter's New Play - The Celt in Ireland - The Rhymers' Club - The New 'Speranza' - The New National Library, The National Literary Society, Mr O'Grady's Stories, Dr Hyde's Forthcoming Book, Themes for Irish Literateurs - the Poet of Ballyshannon - Dr Todhunter's Latest Volume of Poems - Irish Wonders - A Sicilian Idyll, Dr Todhunter's New Play, A New Departure in Dramatic Representation - A Scholar Poet - The Arts and Crafts: An Exhibition at William Morris's - The Poetric Drama, Some Interesting Attemptss to Revive it in London, Dr Todhunter's Important Work in The Poison Flower - Explanatory Notes - Textual Notes - Appendices - Index

ISBN: 9780333438787
ISBN-10: 0333438787
Series: Collected Works of W.b. Yeats
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 23rd October 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised