BL. W. B. Yeats

163. Islam, Shamsul. ‘The Influence of Eastern Philosophy on Yeats’s Later Poetry’. Twentieth Century Literature 19/4 (1973): 283-90.

A thoughtful study of Yeats’s Indian interests that includes passing reference to a period after publication of the first edition of A Vision in 1925 when Yeats had a ‘passion’ for Zen Buddhism. Yeats’s meeting in 1931 with Shri Purohit Swami, Islam suggests, led to a refocusing of Yeats’s Asian interests and a particular interest in  the Vedantist tradition, though for evidence that the latter did not altogether replace the former see 49.







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