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Yeats : The Man & The Masks

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Yeats' life encompassed the turn of the nineteenth century and the drowning of the 'ceremony of innocence'. As a passionate Irishman, he was at the fulcrum of one of the vortices of this process. He was pivotally involved in the ongoing development of Irish nationalism and also in its cultural history, from Cuchulain (and before) to the Abbey Theatre. He brought to these concerns a rejection of conventional religion and a sustained and scientific as well as mystical approach to the occultism of Madame Blavatsky and others.

To Yeats all these belief systems, as well as his own development as a human being, were all intertwined, and even in a sense one and the same.

Ellman's biogrphy was first published in 1948, in a less sceptical age than ours, and he approached all Yeats' beliefs with no little understanding and appreciation. It is hard to imagine any academic now feeling able to give any kind of creedence to Madame Blavatsky: scientific dualism has given the world to the bankers, and now we cry, not even able to imagine how to get it back.

Ellman, in quite a short book by modern standards does a brilliant job of synthesizing themes, giving due weight to all and drawing out key points.
Recently printed on-demand copy of 1948 original.

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Author(s):
Richard Ellmann
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Literary Licensing
Title:
Yeats : The Man & The Masks

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Yeats' life encompassed the turn of the nineteenth century and the drowning of the 'ceremony of innocence'. As a passionate Irishman, he was at the fulcrum of one of the vortices of this process. He was pivotally involved in the ongoing development of Irish nationalism and also in its cultural history, from Cuchulain (and before) to the Abbey Theatre. He brought to these concerns a rejection of conventional religion and a sustained and scientific as well as mystical approach to the occultism of Madame Blavatsky and others.

To Yeats all these belief systems, as well as his own development as a human being, were all intertwined, and even in a sense one and the same.

Ellman's biogrphy was first published in 1948, in a less sceptical age than ours, and he approached all Yeats' beliefs with no little understanding and appreciation. It is hard to imagine any academic now feeling able to give any kind of creedence to Madame Blavatsky: scientific dualism has given the world to the bankers, and now we cry, not even able to imagine how to get it back.

Ellman, in quite a short book by modern standards does a brilliant job of synthesizing themes, giving due weight to all and drawing out key points.
Recently printed on-demand copy of 1948 original.

Author(s):
Richard Ellmann
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Literary Licensing
Title:
Yeats : The Man & The Masks

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