9781900621359

Those Mingled Seas: The Poetry of W.B. Yeats, the Beautiful and the Sublime

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  • ISBN13:

    9781900621359

  • ISBN10:

    1900621355

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions

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Summary

This is a fascinating study of Yeats's aesthetics, In which the writing is profoundly engaged with the inner world of Yeat's poetry.

Author Biography

Jefferson Holdridge is a Fellow in the Department of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction
1(14)
PART I Prolegomena to a Yeatsian Metaphysics
Mercury Sublimate: Gender, revolution and the Burkean sublime
15(12)
The Smell of the Fire: Kant, aesthetics, morality and culture
27(13)
Night or Joy: Yeats, the negative and positive sublime
40(17)
PART II Ascending Breathless Starlit Air: The Beautiful and the Positive Sublime
Eternal Beauty: Early transcendental aesthetics
57(15)
The Labour to be Beautiful: Constructing an aesthetic
72(19)
Living Beauty: Aesthetic accommodation of history and society
91(14)
The Language of Illustion: A Vision and the transcendental
105(16)
PART III A Dancer Wound in His Own Entrails: The Negative Sublime
The Frivolous Eye: Yeatsian epiphany and the violence of God
121(16)
Desire and the Fascist Dream: Destructive/creative violence in society
137(16)
Heart's Victim and its Torturer: Wounds of the subject-object mystery
153(16)
PART IV Whence Did All That Fury Come?
Starlit Air: The positive sublime
169(19)
The Stream that's Roaring by: The tragedy of history
188(10)
Moving upon Silence: Alternating visions of sublimity
198(21)
Notes 219(18)
Select Bibliography 237(8)
Index 245

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