Yeats Now: Echoing into Life (Paperback)
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Yeats Now: Echoing into Life (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/09/2020
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W. B. Yeats believed that a poet's life should be an experiment in living. His poems fashion into memorable words the sometimes puzzling emotions that hover over important life events. Yeats's remarkable work can clarify our own thinking
about similar situations. Joseph M. Hassett's Yeats Now: Echoing into Life extracts and distils the rich harvest of Yeats's
experiment.
As Yeats's biographer Roy Foster comments, Yeats Now is 'a personal, quizzical, imaginative testament that ranges through Yeats's thought and writings, showcasing and discussing a series of ringing statements, suggestions and aphorisms that evolve into a kind of vade-mecum or guide to life. The subjects cover love, anger, friendship, politics, violence and the competing claims of perfecting the life, or the work'.
This book is a wonderful companion to the work of this significant poet. Hassett's writing provides an excellent frame of context through which to explore one of Ireland's greatest poets.

Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781843517788
Dimensions: 208 x 137 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Hassett seeks always to restore the full poetic and personal context to many famous lines. … The result is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable books on Yeats ever to call forth the skills of a gifted designer [a]nd of a true critic. - Declan Kiberd, Dublin Review of Books

Subtle and often illuminating study of what we can learn from Yeats … and how we can let his words echo in our own lives. - Michael O'Loughlin, Irish Times

Thought-provoking, a fresh, accessible look at the shimmering legacy of WB Yeats in all its wonder and poise. - Paddy Kehoe, RTE

This is a handsome and stylish book, both in looks and, more importantly, in its capacity to appreciate the magic of William Butler Yeats’s poetry. - Michael Langan, NBC-2

I can’t think of a more inspiring way to fill the unforgiving minute than to read this book, to be renewed and invigorated by Yeats’ relevance today – Now – and to rediscover the nobility of his poetry, the endurance of his hope. - Anne Cunningham, Anne Cunningham Blog

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