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W.B. Yeats and World Literature: The Subject of Poetry by Barry Sheils

By Barry Sheils

Arguing for a reconsideration of William Butler Yeats’s paintings within the mild of latest experiences of worldwide literature, Barry Sheils indicates how analyzing Yeats allows a fuller realizing of the connection among the broad map of worldwide literary construction and the intensities of poetic perform. Yeats’s appropriation of eastern Noh theatre, his advertising of translations of Rabindranath Tagore and Shri Purohit Swãmi, and his repeated ventures into American tradition signalled his dedication to relocating past Europe for his literary reference issues. Sheils means that a reexamination of the transnational personality of Yeats's paintings presents a chance to mirror severely at the cosmopolitan assumptions of worldwide literature, in addition to at the politics of modernist translation. via a sequence of shut and contextual readings, the e-book demonstrates how carrying on with international debates round the crises of monetary liberalism and democracy, fanaticism, uneven violence, and bioethics have been mirrored within the poet's formal and linguistic issues. demanding orthodox readings of Yeats as a late-romantic nationalist, W.B. Yeats and international Literature: the topic of Poetry makes a compelling case for analyzing Yeats’s paintings within the context of its worldwide modernity.

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