By W. B. Yeats, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper
2013 book of the 2008 Scribner free up of the unique 1925 Version
The amassed Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity XIII: A Vision is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats student George Bornstein and previously the past due Richard J. Finneran and George turbines Harper. one of many strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats's maximum occult paintings.
Edited by way of Yeats students Catherine E. Paul and Margaret turbines Harper, the amount offers the "system" of philosophy, psychology, historical past, and the lifetime of the soul that Yeats and his spouse George (née Hyde Lees) obtained and created by way of mediumistic experiments from 1917 in the course of the early Twenties. Yeats obsessively revised the e-book, and the revised 1937 model is far extra generally on hand than its predecessor. the unique 1925 model of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and shut to the thrill of the automated writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural starting place, is gifted the following in a scholarly version for the 1st time.
The textual content, minimally corrected to hold the experience of the unique, is broadly annotated, with specific realization paid to the connection among the printed booklet and its complicated genetic fabrics. integral to an realizing of the poet's overdue paintings and entrancing by itself advantage, A Vision goals to be, unexpectedly, a piece of theoretical heritage, an esoteric philosophy, a classy symbology, a mental schema, and a sacred booklet. it's as tricky because it is key interpreting for any pupil of Yeats.
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