From this renowned research-level series, Poems and Contexts: Yeats Annual 16 thrusts Yeats's poems back into the circumstances of their creation and revision, thereby addressing what is very much the coming subject in studies of the Irish Literary Revival and the Modernist Movement: the historicity of Yeats's texts. Essayists and their themes include Wayne Chapman on Yeats's Rebellion Poems, while Joseph M. Hassett and P. S. Sri address Yeats's poetic sequences from fresh viewpoints. Deirdre Toomey illuminates the turning point of 'The Municipal Gallery Revisited', A. Norman Jeffares contributes a major biographical study of Iseult Gonne, and Neil Mann a study of George Yeats and Athanasius Kircher. The volume also features research materials, including a full printing of Richard Ellmann's Notebooks on Yeats.
WARWICK GOULD is Professor of English Literature in the University of London and Director of the Institute of English Studies in its School of Advanced Study, UK. He is co-author of Joachim of Fiore and the Myth of the Eternal Evangel in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries and co-editor of The Secret Rose, Stories by W. B. Yeats: A Variorum Edition, The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, Volume II, 1896-1900, Mythologies, and Yeats's Occult Diaries (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan). He has edited Yeats Annual since 1983.