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Yeats and Violence (Clarendon Lectures in English) by [Wood, Michael]
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In all, it is a worthy classroom text for opening up discussion, for beginning Yeatss work, providing contexts for analysis, and enabling a community of interpretation. Lively and lucid, it moves along at a steady pace and sustains interest for the most part despite the aforementioned moments of over-labour. In all, this is a wide-ranging, sometimes eccentric, but irrefutably passionate, penetrating, and personal tribute from one reader to a poem and a poet that we will never exhaust. (Maria Johnston, Years Work in English Studies)

Truly exhilarating (Times Literary Supplement, Paul Muldoon's Book of The Year 3/12/2010)

Wood commits himself to detailed reading and careful interpretation of poetry; and the more of this he engages in, the less Yeats seems a mere literary manifestation of theoretical models of "violence". (Peter McDonald, Times Literary Supplement)

the reader is immersed in a range of lively arguments (New Yorker)

Wood's criticism is exuberantly characterful, adventurous in its scholarship, and greedily, giddily speculative (Leo Robson, New Statesman)

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Truly exhilarating Times Literary Supplement, Paul Muldoon's Book of The Year 3/12/2010 Wood commits himself to detailed reading and careful interpretation of poetry; and the more of this he engages in, the less Yeats seems a mere literary manifestation of theoretical models of "violence". Peter McDonald, Times Literary Supplement the reader is immersed in a range of lively arguments New Yorker Wood's criticism is exuberantly characterful, adventurous in its scholarship, and greedily, giddily speculative Leo Robson, New Statesman

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 701 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (24 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006D87F9W
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great on Yeats 4 Sept. 2013
By Michael E. Murray MD - Published on Amazon.com
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This book should be a must read for lovers of the poems of William Butler Yeats. Michael Woods uses Yeats' poem "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen" to analyze the various forms of violence in Yeats' writings. The poem was written and published in 1921 at the beginning of the Irish Civil War and the events of this struggle seem to have affected Yeats even more than the recent strife of the First World War. Each chapter in the book is taken from the set of Clarendon Lectures Woods delivered in 2008. The range of sources is wide, including the early twentieth century Russian poetry of Alexander Blok.
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