Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry

Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry

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This work elaborates on how Yeats's experience in the balance of power between men and women led him to expand the formal possibilities of love poetry. The author shows how Yeats's obsession with a new woman and his unstable gender identity led to constant remaking of traditional lyric forms.Love poetry, the discourse of sexuality in verse, is inflected by the gender of the subject position adopted by its author. ... deplored Yeatsa#39;s absorption in theater to the detriment of love poetry: Our children were your poems of which I was theanbsp;...

Title:Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry
Author:Elizabeth Butler Cullingford
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 1996


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