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Dobbs and the tiger: the Yeatses' intimate occult

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Show simple item record Harper, Margaret 2018-07-19T14:57:04Z 2018-07-19T14:57:04Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The mediumistic relationship between W. B. Yeats and his wife George (née Hyde Lees) is an important guide to the creative work produced by the Irish poet after their marriage in 1917. Their unusual collaboration illuminates the esoteric philosophy expounded in the two very different versions of Yeats's book A Vision (1925 and 1937). It is also theoretically interesting in itself, not only in the early period when the automatic experiments produced the 'system' expounded in A Vision, but also in the 1920s and 1930s, when the Yeatses' relationship had matured into an astonishingly productive mature partnership. This essay analyses symbols the Yeatses themselves used to conceive of their joint work, particularly the symbolic structures and constructed selves of the collaborators, and particularly in the later period. The authors' own terminology and understanding shed light on their joint authorship; that collaboration produced not only texts but also meaning, as can be seen by the example of the poem "Michael Robartes and the Dancer." en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ilha do Desterro / Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies;71 (2), pp. 205-218
dc.subject W. B. Yeats en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.subject George Yeats en_US
dc.subject spiritualism en_US
dc.title Dobbs and the tiger: the Yeatses' intimate occult en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-07-19T14:46:17Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.5007/2175-8026.2018v71n2p205
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2854795
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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