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Swift's Poetic Worlds

Swift's Poetic Worlds

Author: Louise K. Barnett

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874131871

Category: Poetry

Page: 236

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The author shows how Swift's poetry reveals a structural unity when it is examined as a coherent whole. The structure that emerges is a dynamic relationship between the effort to order--the poem's principle of unity--and an opposing principle of expansion.

Yeats's Heroic Figures

Yeats's Heroic Figures

Author: Michael Steinman

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438421100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Heroic man and “the lies of history,” the myths that surrounded them, were vital to the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. This study examines the four Anglo-Irish historical figures who dominated his life and art: Oscar Wilde, Charles Stewart Parnell, Jonathan Swift, and Roger Casement. All were creators—whether they conceived their life artistically, conceived an intellectual vision of Ireland free, or made lasting art. Their powers were matched by the magnitude of their defeat, for all, except Swift, were violently crucified by the mob for their irregular private lives. In defeat, however, they revealed transcendent heroism, as they faced their enemies with aristocratic disdain and unfailing bravery. Their constantly recreated heroic images inspired and haunted Yeats in art and politics, showed him ways to remake himself and to reconcile his devotion to art with his duty to Ireland. Yeats’s Heroic Figures traces the intersections of the vivid figures in the “human drama” Yeats saw as history from 1883 to 1938, and considers their shaping forces upon Yeats’s art, philosophy, and life. It is the first study to consider these four heroes together, and it brings to light much material previously neglected in comprehensive studies of Yeats.

Text Editing, Print and the Digital World

Text Editing, Print and the Digital World

Author: Professor Kathryn Sutherland

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409485889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Traditional critical editing, defined by the paper and print limitations of the book, is now considered by many to be inadequate for the expression and interpretation of complex works of literature. At the same time, digital developments are permitting us to extend the range of text objects we can reproduce and investigate critically - not just books, but newspapers, draft manuscripts and inscriptions on stone. Some exponents of the benefits of new information technologies argue that in future all editions should be produced in digital or online form. By contrast, others point to the fact that print, after more than five hundred years of development, continues to set the agenda for how we think about text, even in its non-print forms. This important book brings together leading textual critics, scholarly editors, technical specialists and publishers to discuss whether and how existing paradigms for developing and using critical editions are changing to reflect the increased commitment to and assumed significance of digital tools and methodologies.