Yeats and the English literary Renaissance
Read Online

Yeats and the English literary Renaissance adaptation and development in the craft of poetry by Wayne Kenneth Chapman

  • 790 Want to read
  • ·
  • 38 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English


  • Yeats, W. B. -- 1865-1939 -- Criticism and interpretation.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Wayne Kenneth Chapman.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 408 leaves, bound :
Number of Pages408
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16678512M

Download Yeats and the English literary Renaissance


The Irish Literary Theatre produced several of Yeats's plays including Cathleen ni Houlihan (), and—after the Abbey Theatre was opened—The Hour Glass (), The Land of Heart's Desire (), and Deirdre (). Yeats's prose tales of Irish legend were collected in The Celtic Twilight () and in the symbolic The Secret Rose (). In December of he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and continued to work on his essays, poetry and the poetry anthology Oxford Book of Modern Verse (). In , Yeats participated in his first of many BBC radio broadcasts. He was also living in his home ‘Riversdale’ at Rathfarnham. The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef. William Butler Yeats was one of the few influential and popular Irish poets of his time, which was the late s and early s. Along with Synge, and few others, he spearheaded a movement from Romantic poetry to a more political stand, helped to co-found the Abbey Theatre, and was an outspoken activist towards the preservation of Irish culture, myth, folklore, legend, and /5.

English Literary Renaissance Coeditors: Joseph Black, Mary Thomas Crane, Jane Hwang Degenhardt, and Adam Zucker Published in association with the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. The Prince, written in , was unavailable in English until , but as early as the s Gabriel Harvey, a friend of the poet Edmund Spenser, can be found enthusiastically hailing its author as the apostle of modern pragmatism. “We are much beholden to Machiavel and others,” said Francis Bacon. Recently, critics and literary historians have begun to call this the “Early Modern” period, but here we retain the historically familiar term “Renaissance.” This period is often subdivided into four parts, including the Elizabethan Age (–), the Jacobean Age (–), the Caroline Age (–), and the Commonwealth. The Irish Literary Revival (also called the Irish Literary Renaissance, nicknamed the Celtic Twilight) was a unfolding of Irish literary talent in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was closely allied with a strong political nationalism and a revival of interest in Ireland’s Gaelic literary heritage.

  Yeats was at the helm of this literary movement, publishing work and creating organizations that gave voice to Ireland’s native culture, which like the Irish language, had been repressed under English rule. Yeats excavated Irish folklore in the compilation Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry, which he published in William Butler Yeats is generally considered to be Ireland’s greatest poet, living or dead, and one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in Cited by: 8. This is a list of all works by Irish poet and dramatist W. B. (William Butler) Yeats (–), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and a foremost figure in 20th-century sometimes appear twice if parts of new editions or significantly revised. Posthumous editions are also included if they are the first publication of a new or significantly . The Renaissance () The English Renaissance began with English humanists such as Sir Thomas More and Sir Thomas Wyatt. In addition, the English Literary Renaissance consists of four subsets: The Elizabethan Age, the Jacobean Age, the Caroline Age, and the Commonwealth Period. Some important writers of the age include William Shakespeare Author: Laurie Robb.