BL. W. B. Yeats

236. Good, Maeve. ‘The Landscape of Tragedy: Three Dance Plays’. In W. B. Yeats and the Creation of a Tragic Universe. London: Macmillan, 1987.

Good’s attempt to define Yeats’s understanding of tragedy includes discussion of his incorporation of nô techniques in At the Hawk’s Well (12), The Dreaming of the Bones (14a), and The Only Jealousy of Emer (14b), the middle of which, after F. A. C. Wilson (102) and Clark (114), is compared to Pound’s version of Nishikigi (BK8). Finds that in contrast to the nô ‘Yeats’s definition of tragedy and tragic joy rejects any idea of reconciliation of opposites’. See Bruce Wilson (211) for a counter argument based on Yeats’s later work.






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