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Adventures in the Deeps of the Mind: The Cuchulain Cycle of W.B. Yeats

Adventures in the Deeps of the Mind: The Cuchulain Cycle of W.B. Yeats (PDF ebook)

By Friedman, Barton R.

Barton Freidman demonstrates that, as a cycle, the Cuchulain plays form a paradigm of Yeats's dramatic career. They trace his progress, the author contends, toward finding a genuine dramatic mode, and examination of this process reveals much about a playwright whose work is simul...taneously great literature and extaordinarily effective theater. In his interpretation of the Cuchulain cycle the author concentrates upon dramatic method. He examines first the evolution of Yeats's dramatic aesthetic and his attempts to translate it into practice. He then treats each play of the cycle in order of composition, moving from On Baile's Strand, of which the first version was begun in 1901, to The Death of Cuchulain completed in 1939. Deirdre is included, since it demonstrably belongs to the cycle. Professor Freidman discusses not only the plays in their final form but, in crucial instances, Yeats's revisions of them, which frequently illuminate his dramatic designs. In the cases of The Green Helmet and The Only Jealous of Emer, he considers as well as their alternative versions, The Golden Helmet and Fighting the Waves. The analysis draws on Yeats's poetry and his theories of history, mythology, and art, and it shows that Yeats succeeds where his Romantic precursors had failed, in finding ways of staging "the deeps of the mind." Barton R. Friedman is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin.Originally published in 1977.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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ISBN 9780691198439
Published 12 Mar 2019
Publisher Princeton University Pre
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Princeton essays in literature

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ISBN-13 9780691198439
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 12 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Friedman, Barton R.
Series Princeton essays in literature
Category Performing Arts
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Poetry & Poets
Plays & Playwrights
Myths & Mythology
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 822.8
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade