BL. W. B. Yeats

122. Farag, F. F. ‘Oriental and Celtic Elements in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats’. In W. B. Yeats, 1865-1965, edited by Desmond Maxwell and Suheil Badi Bushrui. Ibadan: Ibadan UP, 1965.

Mainly about Yeats’s Indian interests, though suggests that both in his adaptation of material from the Hindu sagas and from the nô, he ‘interpreted some  . . . implications and inserted others to develop an esoteric meaning which is in most cases alien to the spirit of the original’. Based on ‘Oriental Mysticism in W. B. Yeats’, PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1959.







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