By J. Kelly
W.B.Yeats, one of many maximum poets who wrote in English, used to be additionally a playwright, theater director, essayist, Senator, and life-long occultist. He knew essentially each very important determine within the cultural and public lifetime of his time, together with Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Eamon de Valera. In recording the main points of those relationships and tracing his prolific literary output, this booklet is a vibrant witness to an awfully vital, wealthy and crowded lifestyles, as a context for his paintings.
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When You are Old’ (poem; VP, 120–1) published in the Independent (NY). (Sat) ‘A Mystical Prayer to the Masters of the Elements’ (poem, later ‘The Poet pleads with the Elemental Powers’; VP, 174–5) published in the Bookman. WBY’s grandmother, Elizabeth Pollexfen, dies in Sligo; WBY is present and is asked to represent the family at the funeral. He remains in Sligo, where his grandfather is also seriously ill. Invokes fairies at Rosses Point with his uncle George Pollexfen and cousin Lucy Middleton.
Ellen O’Leary dies in Cork. ‘William Carleton’ (article; UP I. 141–6) published in the Scots Observer. Sees JO’L, who is passing through London on way back from Paris following his sister’s death. Calls on MG who is in London on her way to Paris. Sees JO’L and agrees to proof-read his late sister’s book of poems. Writing his column for the Boston Pilot. November 2 (Sat) ‘The Ballad of the Foxhunter’ (poem; VP, 97–9) published in East and West, and ‘Popular Ballad Poetry of Ireland’ (article; UP I.
1890 January 1 (Wed) Receives £3 for contributions to the Boston Pilot. 3 Writes to the Nation (Dublin) to defend the Irish novelist William Carleton against charges of being anti-National. 4 ‘Bardic Ireland’ (article; UP I. 162–6) published in the Scots Observer. WBY ill with Russian influenza. 7 Receives 10s. for contributions to the Manchester Courier. 11 Founds the Rhymers’ Club with Ernest Rhys. 13–15 Writes his poem ‘A Cradle Song’. B. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 18 A W.