William Butler Yeats: Criticism (1)

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Annual List of Yeats Criticism
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See also preliminary listing of articles on Yeats in Eire-Ireland, attached.

Annual Listing of Yeats Criticism
    1916-1939
  • Horatio Sheafe Krans, William Butler Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival (NY: Macmillan 1904) [var. McClure Press n.d.].
  • J. M. Hone, William Butler Yeats: The Poet in Contemporary Ireland [Irishmen of Today] (Dublin & London: Maunsel 1916), and Do., facs. rep. NY: Haskell Hse. Publ. 1972), 134pp.
  • Dorothy M. Hoare, The Works of Morris and Yeats in Relation to Early Saga Literature (Cambridge UP 1937; rep. edn. NY: Russell & Russell 1971), viii, 179pp.
  • William Butler Yeats [Famous Irish Lives Ser.] (Dublin: Talbot Press 1935)
  • Allen Wade, ed., A Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats [The Soho Bibliographies I] (London: Hart-Davis Nov. 1951), and Do. [rev. edn. 1958; 3rd rev. edn. 1968).

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    1940-1959
    Southern Review, 7, 3 (Winter 1942) incls. Cleanth Brooks, Jr., ‘The Vision of William Butler Yeats’; L. C. Knights, ‘W. B. Yeats: The Assertion of Values’; John Crowe Ransom, ‘The Irish, the Gaelic, and the Byzantine’, 538; R. P Blackmur, ‘Between Myth and Philosophy: Fragments of W. B. Yeats’ - also contribs. by Delmore, T. S. Eliot, Allen Tate, Randall Jarrell, et mult. al.
     
  • Stephen Gwynn, ed., Scattering Branches Tributes to the Memory of W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1940).
  • Louis MacNeice, The Poetry of W. B. Yeats (London: OUP 1941); Do. [rep. edn.] (London: Faber & Faber 1967), 202pp., and Do. [another edn.] foreword by Richard Ellmann (NY: OUP 1969),
  • J. M. Hone, W. B. Yeats 1865-1939 (London: Macmillan 1942; NY 1943), 535pp. with index; Do. (2nd edn. 1962).
  • V. K. Narayana, The Development of W. B. Yeats (1943) [review by George Orwell in Sonia Orwell & Ian Angus, eds., Collected Essays, Vol. 2., 1968, pp.312-17].
  • Peter Ure, Towards a Mythology: Studies in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats (Liverpool UP 1946), 233pp.; Do. (NY: Russell 1967), 123pp., and Do. [rep. edn.] (Conn: Greenwood Press 1986), 123pp. [orig. as Aspects of Mythology, MA Thesis, Liverpool Univ., 1944].
  • Cleanth Brooks, ‘Yeat’s Great Rooted Blossomer’, in The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (NY: Harcourt, Brace & World 1947), pp.178-91.
  • Northrop Frye, ‘Yeats and the Language of Symbolism’, The University of Toronto Quarterly, 17, 1 (Oct. 1947), pp.1-17.
  • Richard Ellmann, Yeats: The Man and the Masks (London: Macmillan 1948, 1949; rev. edn. 1962; new edn. NY: W. W. Norton & Co. 1979), ix, 336pp.
  • A. Norman Jeffares, W. B. Yeats: Man and Poet (Yale Univ. Press 1949), viii, 365pp. [extracts]; 2nd Edn. (London: Routledge & K. Paul 1962), viii, 365, 4 pls.; 3rd. Edn. (London: Cathie Kyle; Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1996), x, 338pp.
  • Donald A. Stauffer, The Golden Nightingale: Essays on Some Principles of Poetry in the Lyrics of William Butler Yeats (NY: Macmillan 1949), 165pp., and Do. [rep. edn.] (NY: Hafner 1971).
  • T[homas] R. Henn, The Lonely Tower: Studies in the Poetry of Yeats (London: Methuen 1950; rev. edn. 1965), 375pp.
  • J. Hall & M. Steinmann, eds., The Permanence of Yeats: Selected Criticism (London: Macmillan 1950; 1961) [incls. W. H. Auden, ‘Yeats as an Example’, et al.; A. N. Jeffares, ‘Yeats and His Method of Writing Verse’].
  • George Whalley, ‘Yeats and Broadcasting’, in Allan Wade, ed., A Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats (London: Hart-Davis 1951), pp.467-77.
  • Thomas F. Parkinson, W. B. Yeats Self-Critic: A Study of His Early Verse (California UP 1951), 202pp. [see rep. as infra]
  • Vivienne Koch, W. B. Yeats: The Tragic Phase - A Study of the Last Poems (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1951; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press 1952), and Do. [rep. edn.] (London: Archon 1969), 151pp.
  • Margaret Rudd, Divided Image: A Study of William Blake and W. B. Yeats (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1953), xv, 239pp., and Do. [reiss.] (NY: Haskell 1970).
  • Ursula Bridge, ed., W. B. Yeats & T. Sturge Moore: Their Correspondence 1901-1937 (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1953).
  • Richard Ellmann, The Identity of Yeats (London: Macmillan 1954; rep. Faber 1964; 1983), ix, 343pp. [Appendix, Chronology, and Notes, pp.250ff.; see extracts]
  • Virginia Moore, The Unicorn: William Butler Yeats’s Search For Reality (NY: Macmillan 1954), xvii, 519pp., ill. [port.], and Do. [rep. edn.] NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1973).
  • G[eorge] S[utherland] Fraser, W. B. Yeats [British Council: “Writers and Their Work” ser. ] (London: Longmans, Green 1954, 1962, 1965), 40pp., ill.
  • Hazard Adams, Blake and Yeats: The Contrary Vision (Ithaca NY: Cornell UP 1955; reiss. NY: Russell & Russell 1968) xvii, 328pp.
  • Frank Kermode, Romantic Image (London: Routledge & Paul 1957).
  • R. P. Blackmur, Form and Value in Modern Poetry (NJ: Doubleday 1956)
  • George B. Saul, Prolegomena to the Study of Yeats’s Plays (Philadephia 1958).
  • John Unterecker, A Reader’s Guide to W. B. Yeats (NY: Noonday 1959).
  • Thomas R[ussell] Whitaker, Swan and Shadow: Yeats’s Dialogue with History (N. Carolina UP 1959; rep. 1964), and Do., [2nd edn.] (Washington: Catholic University of America 1989), 181pp.
  • Monk Gibbon, The Masterpiece and the Man, Yeats As I Knew Him (1959).
  • F[rancis] A[lexander] C[auvin] Wilson, W. B. Yeats and Tradition (London: Gollancz 1958), 349pp.

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    1960-1969
  • Wilson, Yeats’s Iconography (London: Gollancz 1960), 286pp.
  • B. L. Reid, William Butler Yeats: The Lyric of Tragedy (Oklahoma UP 1961).
  • A[my] G[eraldine] Stock, W. B. Yeats, His Poetry and Thought (Cambridge UP 1961, 1964), xii, 254pp.
  • Giorgio Melchiori, The Whole Mystery of Art: Pattern into Poetry in the Work of W. B. Yeats (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1960).
  • Morton Irvine Seiden, William Butler Yeats: The Poet as Mythmaker (East Lansing: Michigan State UP 1962), 397pp.
  • Richard Kain, Dublin in the Age of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce (Oklahoma UP 1962; 1992), xvi, 216pp., and Do. [rep. edn.] (Newton Abbot: David & Charles 1972), xi, 216pp.
  • Jon Stallworthy, Between the Lines: W. B. Yeats’s Poetry in the Making (OXford: Clarendon Press 1963).
  • John Unterecker, ed., Yeats: A Collection of Critical Essays (NJ: Prentice-Hall 1963), 180pp. [incls. Hugh Kenner, ‘The Sacred Book in the Arts’, pp.10-22.]
  • Oliver St John Gogarty, W. B. Yeats, A Memoir, with a preface by Myles Dillon (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1963), 27pp.
  • Peter Ure, Yeats the Playwright: A Commentary on Character and Design in the Major Plays (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1963), vii, 182pp.
  • Peter Ure, Yeats [Writers & Critics] (Edinburgh: Oliver Boyd 1963; 1967 Edn.), 129pp.
  • Helen H[ennessy] Vendler, Yeats’s “Vision” and the Later Plays (Harvard UP 1963), ix, 286pp.
  • Denis Donoghue, ed., The Integrity of Yeats [RTE/Thomas Davis Lectures, 1960] (Cork: Mercier Press 1964), 70pp., & Do. (Folcroft Library Editions, 1971), [3], 70pp.
  • Thomas Parkinson, W. B. Yeats: The Later Poetry (Berkeley 1964; Cambridge UP 1964), xii, 260pp. [available at Google Books - online].
  • Priscilla Washburn Shaw, Rilke, Valéry and Yeats: The Domain of the Self (Rutgers UP 1964), 278pp.
  • Edward Engelberg, The Vast Design: Patterns in W. B. Yeats’s Aesthetic (Toronto UP 1964; enl. edn. 1974); 2nd [rev.] edn. (Washington: Catholic University of America Press 1988), [viii]-xv, 284pp., ill. pls.
  • Robin Skelton & David R. Clark, eds., Irish Renaissance: A Gathering of Essays, Memoirs, and Letters from the Massachusetts Review (Dublin: Dolmen 1965) [see contents].
  • D. E. S. Maxwell & Suheil B. Bushrui, eds., Centenary Essays on the Art of W. B. Yeats (Ibadan UP [1965]) [incls. Ian Fletcher, ‘Yeats and Lissadell’, pp.67-77, W. H. Stevenson, ‘Yeats and Blake: The Use of Symbols’ pp.219-65].
  • Shotaro Oshima, W. B. Yeats and Japan (Hokuseido Press 1965), xiv, 198pp., ills. pls., ports. [+dupl. in pocket]; music & bibl. [ltd. edn. 1,000; section four includes interviews with Yeats in 1938; also with Jack Yeats, Lolly Yeats, and Junzo Sato].
  • T. R. Henn, W. B. Yeats and the Poetry of War [Warton Lecture 1965; Proc. Brit. Acad., Vol. 51] (OUP 1965), pp.[301]-319.
  • Kathleen Raine, ‘Yeats’s Debt to William Blake’, in Texas Quarterly, VIII, iv (1965), pp.165-181.
  • Frederick Grubb, ‘Tragic Joy: W. B. Yeats’, in A Vision of Reality: A Study of Liberalism in Twentieth-century Verse (London: Chatto & windus 1965), pp.25-45.
  • David R Clark, W. B. Yeats and the Theatre of Desolate Reality (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1965), rev. edn. with Rosalind Clarke (Washington Catholic Univ. of American Press 1993).
  • Corinna Salvadori, Yeats, Poet and Castiglione Courtier (Dublin: Allen Figgis 1965).
  • Leonard E. Nathan, The Tragic Drama of William Butler Yeats: Figures in a Dance (Columbia UP 1965, 1966), vii, 307pp.
  • Robin Skelton & Ann Saddlemeyer, eds., The World of W. B. Yeats: Essays in Perspective (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1965; Washington UP 1967), 231pp.
  • Denis Donoghue & J. R. Mulryne, eds., An Honoured Guest: New Essays on W. B. Yeats (London: Edward Arnold 1965), [8], 196pp. [incl. Northrop Frye, et al.]
  • C. Salvatori, Yeats and Castiglione: Poet and Courtier (Dublin: Figgis 1965) [q.p.].
  • A. N. Jeffares & K. W. Cross, eds., In Excited Reverie: A Centenary Tribute to William Butler Yeats 1865-1939 (London: Macmillan 1965) [incls. Conor Cruise O’Brien, ‘Passion & Cunning: An Essay on the Politics of W. B. Yeats’, pp.207-77].
  • Alex Zwerdling, Yeats and the Heroic Ideal (London: Peter Owen; NY: New York UP 1965), 196pp.
  • Curtis B. Bradford, Yeats at Work (Southern Illinois UP 1965), 407pp. [i.m. Ho. O. White 1885-1963].
  • Brian Farrington, Malachi Stilt-Jack: A Study of W. B. Yeats and His Work (London: [James] Connolly Publ. 1965).
  • Suheil Badi Bushrui, Yeats’s Verse-Plays: The Revisions 1900-1910 (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1965; rep. 1972) xv, 240pp.
  • Balachandra Rajan, W. B. Yeats: A Critical Introduction [Hutchinson Univ. Library] (London: Hutchinson 1965), 207pp. [see extract].
  • Donald Torchiana, W. B. Yeats and Georgian Ireland (Northwestern UP 1966), xvi, 378pp., and Do. [rep. edn.] (Washington: CUA Press 1992), xxii, 378pp.
  • Michael Yeats, ‘W. B. Yeats and Irish folk-song’, in Southern Folklore Quarterly, XXX (2 June, 1966), pp.153-78.
  • William M. Murphy, ‘Father and Son, The Early Education of W. B. Yeats’, in Review of English Literature, ed. A. N. Jeffares (1967), pp.76-96.
  • Daniel Hoffmann, Barbarous Knowledge: Myths in the Poetry of Yeats, Graves, and Muir (OUP 1967).
  • Joseph Ronsley, Yeats’s Autobiography: Life as Symbolic Pattern (Harvard UP 1968), 172pp.
  • Harold Bloom,‘Yeats and the Romantics’, in John Hollander, ed., Modern Poetry: Essays in Criticism (OUP 1968), [q.pp.]
  • Liam Miller, ed. & intro., The Dolmen Press Yeats Centenary Papers, with a Preface by John Stallworthy (Dublin: Dolmen; London: OUP; Chester Springs, US: Dufour Edns. 1968), 523pp. [see details].
  • Jon Stallworthy, ed., W. B. Yeats’s Last Poems: A Selection of Critical Essays [A Macmillan Casebook] (London: Macmillan 1968), 280pp. [incl. J. R. Mulryne, on ‘The Last Poems’, q.pp.]
  • A. N. Jeffares, A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan; Stanford: California UP 1968), xxxii, 563pp. ill. maps - available online], and Do. [rev. edn. as] A New Commentary on the Poems of sW. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1984), xxxv, 543pp., ill. [maps].
  • Jon Stallworthy, ed., W. B. Yeats’s Last Poems: a Casebook (London: Macmillan 1968), 280pp.
  • Robert Beum, The Poetic of William Butler Yeats (NY: Ungar 1969).
  • Hugh Kenner, ed., Yeats [Twentieth-Century Views] (NY: Prentice Hall 1969).
  • Allen Grossman, Poetic Knowledge in the Early Yeats: A Study of “The Wind Among the Reeds” (Virginia UP 1969).
  • Peter Ure, W. B. Yeats and the Shakespearian Moment: On W. B. Yeats’s Attitude Towards Shakespeare as Revealed in his Criticism and in his Work for the Theatre [guest lecture of 27 April 1966] (Belfast: IIS/QUB 1969), 25pp. [rep. in Yeats and Anglo-Irish literature, Liverpool UP, 1974].
  • Jon Stallworthy, Vision and Revision in Yeats’s Last Poems (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1969), viii, 181pp.
Dolmen Centenary Yeats Papers (1965-68)
The Dolmen Press Yeats Centenary Papers MCMLXV, ed. by Liam Miller, with a pref. by Jon Stallworthy [Dublin: Dolmen Press; Chester Springs, Pa.: Dufour Editions [1968]), xvi, 523pp., ill. [facsims., music, ports.], 24cm. [12 papers published separately between March 1965 and April 1968;

CONTENTS: No. I: Edward Greenway Malins, ‘Yeats & the Easter Rising’; No. II: Raymond Lister, ‘Beulah to Byzantium’; No. III: Russell K. Alspach, ‘Yeats & Innisfree’; No. IV: Giles W. L. Telfer, ‘Yeats' Idea of the Gael’; No. V: Peter Faulkner, ‘Yeats and the Irish Eighteenth Century’; No. VI: Hiro Ishibashi ‘Yeats and the Noh’ [1966]; No. VII: George Brandon Saul, ‘In [...] luminous wind’; No. VIII: Curtis Baker Bradford, ‘Yeats’ Last Poems Again’; No. IX: George Mills Harper, ‘Yeats' Quest for Eden’; No. X: John Eugene Unterecker, ‘Yeats & Patrick McCartan’ [1967]; No. XI: Richard Ellmann, ‘Yeats and Joyce’; No. XII: Edward Malins, ‘Yeats and Music’ [1968].

  • Edward Malins, Yeats and the Easter Rising: [...; a lecture delivered to the Yeats International Summer School at Sligo, 17 August, 1962) [Dolmen Press Yeats Centenary Papers, 1] (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1965), 28pp.
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  • Hiro Ishibashi, Yeats and the Noh: Types of Japanese Beauty and Their Reflection in Yeats’s Plays, ed. Anthony Kerrigan [Dolmen Press Yeats Centenary Papers MCMLXV, No. 6; Dolmen XXV No. 84] (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1966), 129-96pp.
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    1970-1979
  • Marjorie Perloff, Rhyme and Meaning in the Poetry of Yeats [De proprietatibus litterarum; Series practica, 5] (The Hague: Mouton 1970), 249pp.
  • George Bornstein, Yeats and Shelley (Chicago UP 1970), xv, 239pp.
  • A. N. Jeffares, The Circus Animals: Essays on W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1970), x, 183pp.
  • Bernard Levine, The Dissolving Image: The Spiritual-Esthetic Development of W. B. Yeats (Wayne State UP 1970), 180pp.
  • Phillip L. Marcus, Yeats and the Beginning of the Irish Renaissance (Cornell UP 1970; 2nd edn. NY: Syracuse UP 1987) [available at Google Books - online].
  • Andrew Parkin, ‘Similarities in the Plays of Yeats and Beckett’, in Ariel, 1, 3 (July 1970), pp.49-55.
  • Northrop Frye, ‘The Top of the Tower: A Study of the Imagery of Yeats’, in The Stubborn Structure: Essays on Criticism and Society (London: Methuen 1970), pp.257-77.
  • Donald James Gordon, W. B. Yeats: Images of a Poet: My Permanent or Impermanent Images (NY: Barnes & Noble 1970), 151pp.
  • Dwight Eddins, Yeats: The Nineteenth Century Matrix (Alabama UP 1971), 173pp .
  • Harold Bloom, Yeats (OUP 1970; London: Fontana 1971), 500pp., ill. [front. by Jack Coughlin].
  • Thomas F. Parkinson, W. B. Yeats Self-Critic: A Study of His Early Verse [orig. 1951; based on thesis of 1948] with The Later Poetry [orig. 1964], 2 vols. in 1 (California UP 1971), xiv, 196pp.
  • Terry Eagleton, ‘History and Myth in Yeats’s “Easter 1916”’, in Essays in Criticism, XXI, 3 (July 1971), pp.248-60.
  • Raymond Cowell, ed., Critics on Yeats: Readings in Literary Criticism (Miami Press UP 1971), 114pp.
  • W. H. Pritchard, ed., W. B. Yeats: A Critical Anthology (Harmondsworth: Penguin 1972), pp.190-91.
  • Denis Donoghue, Yeats [Fontana Modern Masters; intro. by Frank Kermode] (London: Fontana/Collins 1971), xiii, 160pp.
  • Rupin W. Desai, Yeats’s Shakespeare (Northwestern UP 1971).
  • Roger McHugh, ‘The Municipal Gallery Revisited’, in Brian O’Doherty, The Irish Imagination 1959-1971 [Rosc Exhib. Cat.] (1971).
  • James [John] Rees Moore, Masks of Love and Death: Yeats as Dramatist (Cornell UP 1971), 361pp.
  • Terry Eagleton, ‘History and Myth in Yeats’s “Easter 1916”, Essays in Criticism, 21,. 3 (1971), pp.248-60.
  • A. N. Jeffares, ‘Yeats’, in Seán Lucy, Irish Poets in English (Cork: Mercier Press 1972), pp.105-117.
  • W. H. Pritchard, W. B. Yeats, A Critical Anthology (Penguin 1972).
  • Daniel Albright, The Myth Against Myth: A Study of Yeats’s Imagination in Old Age (London: OUP 1972).
  • Ian Fletcher, ‘The Ellis-Yeats-Blake Manuscript Cluster’, in The Book Collector, 21 (1972), pp.72-94.
  • Kathleen Raine, Yeats, Tarot, and the Golden Dawn (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1972), 60pp.
  • William Robert Rodgers, Irish Literary Portraits: W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, George Moore, George Bernard Shaw, Oliver St John Gogarty, F.R. Higgins, A.E. [broadcast conversations with those who knew them] (London: BBC 1972).
  • Mary Helen Thuente, W. B. Yeats and Nineteenth-century Irish Literary Tradition (Kansas UP 1973) [microfilm/thesis].
  • C. L. Wrenn, W. B. Yeats: A Literary Study (FLE 1973) [ltd. edn. 150].
  • Patrick J. Keane, ed., William Butler Yeats: A Collection of Criticism [Contemp. Studies in Lit. Ser.] (NY: McGraw-Hill 1973), v, 151pp.
  • D[aniel] A. Harris, Yeats, Coole Park & Ballylee (Johns Hopkins UP 1974).
  • Reg Skene, The Cuchulain Plays of W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1974), 278pp.
  • Peter Ure, Yeats and Anglo-Irish Literature: Critical Essays, with a memoir by Frank Kermode, ed. C. J. Rawson [Liverpool English Texts & Studies] xvi, 292pp.
  • Harbans Rai Bachchan, W. B. Yeats and Occultism: A Study of his Works in Relation to Indian Lore, the Cabbala, Swedenborg, Boehme and Theosophy (Delhi: Luzac 1974; NY: Samuel Weiser Inc. 1974), xxii, 296pp.
  • Edward Malins, Preface to Yeats [Preface Books] (NY: Scribner 1974), xii, 212pp., ill., and Do. (London: Longman 1978) [see rev. edn. with adds. by John Purkis [Higher Ed. Ser.] (London: Longman 1994), 21pp. [see extract].
  • Kathleen Raine, ‘Death-in-Life and Life-in-Death’: ‘Cuchulain Comforted’ and ‘News for the Delphic Oracle’ (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1974), 64pp., incl. 20 ills.
  • George Mills Harper, ‘Go Back to Where You Belong’: Yeats’s Return from Exile (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1974), 44pp.
  • George Mills Harper, Yeats’s Golden Dawn: The Influence of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn on the Life and Art of W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1974), 322pp.; rep. edn. (Wellingborough: Aquarius Press [1987]), pb., 322pp.
  • Colin Meir, The Ballads and Songs of W. B. Yeats: The Anglo-Irish Heritage in Subject and Style (London: Macmillan; NY: Barnes & Noble 1974; rep. Macmillan 1983), 141pp.
  • Robert O’Driscoll, Symbolism and Some Implications of the Symbolic Approach: W. B. Yeats During the Eighteen-Nineties [Yeats Papers, 9] (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1975), 84pp.
  • Thomas Flanagan, ‘Yeats, Joyce and the Matter of Ireland’, in Critical Inquiry, 2, 1 (1975), pp. 43-67;
  • George Mills Harper, ed., Yeats and The Occult [Yeats Studies Series; gen. eds. Robert O’Driscoll & Lorna Reynolds] (London: Macmillan 1976), iii-xxi, 322pp. ill. [8pp. of pls.; see contents].
  • Sheila O’Sullivan, ‘W. B. Yeats’s Use of Irish Oral and Literary Tradition’, in Bo Almqvist et al., eds. Heritage: Essays and Studies presented to Seamus Ó Duilearga (1975), pp.266-79 [also in Béaloideas, 39-41, 1971-73 [1975], pp.266-79.
  • A. N. Jeffares & A. S. Knowland, A Commentary on the Plays of W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1975).
  • D. E. S. Maxwell, ‘Time’s Strange Excuse: W. B. Yeats and the Poets of the Thirties’, in Journal of Modern Literature, 4, 3 (Feb. 1975), pp.717-34.
  • Brenda S. Webster, Yeats: A Psychoanalytical Study (London: Macmillan 1975), 246pp.
  • George Mills Harper, The Mingling of Heaven and Earth: Yeats’s Theory of Theatre (NY: Humanities Press 1975) [presum. Dolmen];
  • Edward O’Shea, Yeats as Editor (Dublin: Dolmen Press; distrib. by Humanities Press, NJ, 1975), 80pp., ill [1 facs.], 25cm.
  • Yeats at His Last [New Yeats Papers, 11] (Dublin: Dolmen Press; distrib. by Humanities Press, NJ, 1975), 48pp., ill. [1 facsim.], 25cm.
  • Frank Tuohy, Yeats: An Illustrated Biography (London & NY: Macmillan 1976; Herbert Press 1991), 232pp., ill. [16pp. of pls.].
  • James W. Flannery, W. B. Yeats and the Idea of a Theatre: The Early Abbey Theatre in Theory and Practice (Yale UP 1976), 404pp. [see extract].
  • Kathleen McGrory, John Eugene Unterecker, eds., Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett: New Light on Three Modern Irish Writers (Bucknell UP 1976), 184pp. [incls. Chronological Bibliography of Works compiled by William York Tindall, pp.183-84].
  • Northrop Frye, ‘The Rising of the Moon: A Study of A Vision’, in Spiritus Mundi: Essays on Literature, Myth and Society (Indiana UP 1976), pp.245-74 [also in Denis Donoghue & J. R. Mulryne, eds., An Honoured Guest: New Essays on W. B. Yeats, 1965, pp.8-33].
  • Richard Taylor, The Drama of W.B. Yeats: Irish Myth and the Japanese No (Yale UP 1976), xiii, 247pp.
  • Geoge Bornstein, Transformations of Romanticism in Yeats, Eliot, and Stevens (Chicago UP 1976) [actually 1977], xiii, 263pp.
  • Robert Hogan, et al., ‘Yeats and the Critics: A Review-Symposium’, in The Journal of Irish Literature, Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1976) [contribs. incl. Donald Torchiana, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, &c.].
  • James McGarry, ed Place Names in the Writings of W. B. Yeats, intro. by Edward Malins (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1976).
  • Liam Miller, The Noble Drama of W. B. Yeats (Dublin: Dolmen Press; NJ: Humanities Press 1977), xiv, 365pp., ill. [8] lvs. of pls.]; 26 cm.
  • Barton R. Friedman, Adventures in the Deeps of the Mind: The Cuchulain Cycle of W. B. Yeats [Princeton Essays in Literature] (Princeton UP 1977).
  • Seán Lucy, ‘The Irishness of Yeats’, in The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 3, 2 (Nov. 1977), pp.6-17.
  • Daniel S. Lenoski, ‘The Metaphysics of Yeats’s Aesthetics’, in Anglo-Irish Studies, III (1977), pp.19-34.
  • E[dward] H[alim] Mikhail, ed., W. B. Yeats: Interviews and Recollections, with a forefword by A. Norman Jeffares, 2 vols.(London: Macmillan 1977), 426pp. [see contents].
  • Denis Donoghue, ‘Yeats: The Question of Symbolism’, in Joseph Ronsley, ed., Myth and Reality in Irish Literature (Wilfred Laurier UP 1977), pp.99-115.
  • A. Norman Jeffares, W. B. Yeats: The Critical Heritage (London: Routledge 1977; rep. 1997), xvi, 483pp. [available online].
  • Seamus Deane, ‘Yeats, Ireland and Revolution’, in Crane Bag, 1.2 (1977), rep. in The Crane Bag Book of Irish Studies (1982), pp.139-147.
  • Mary Katharine Flannery, Yeats and Magic: The Earlier Works (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1977).
  • William Murphy, The Yeats Family and the Pollexfens of Sligo (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1977).
  • Katherine Worth, The Irish Drama from Yeats to Beckett (London: Athlone Press; US: Humanities Press 1978).
  • Karin Strand, ‘W. B. Yeats’ American Lecture Tours’ (Ph.D.; Northwestern Univ. 1978).
  • Andrew Parkin, The Dramatic Imagination of W. B. Yeats (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1978), 208p.
  • Macha L. Rosenthal, Sailing into the Unknown: Yeats, Pound, and Eliot (OUP 1978), 224pp.
  • William Murphy, Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats (Cornell UP 1978), 680pp., ills. [map, ports].
  • Mary H. Thuente, ‘W. B. Yeats and Celtic Ireland 1885-1900’, in P. J. Drury, ed., Anglo-Irish Studies, IV (1979), pp.91-104; G[eorge] J. Watson, ‘W. B. Yeats: From “Unity of Culture” to “Anglo-Irish Solitude”’, in Irish Identity and the Literary Revival (London: Croom Helm 1979), pp.87-150;
  • Anthony Bradley, William Butler Yeats (NY: Ungar 1979), 306pp.

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    1980-1989
  • Seamus Heaney, ‘Yeats as an Example?’, in Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968-78 (London: Faber; Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1980), pp.61-78.
  • Mary Helen Thuente, W. B. Yeats and Irish Folklore (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1980; Totowa: Barnes & Noble 1981), x, 286pp.
  • A. Norman Jeffares, ed., Yeats, Sligo and Ireland, Essays to mark the 21st Yeats Summer School [Irish Literary Studies 6] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980), 267pp. [see contents]
  • James Olney, The Rhizome and the Flower: The Perennial Philosophy - Yeats and Jung (California UP 1980).
  • George Mills Harper, W. B. Yeats and W. T. Horton: The Record of an Occult Friendship (London: Macmillan 1980), x, 160pp.
  • Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Yeats, Ireland and Fascism (London: Macmillan 1981), viii, 251pp.
  • Grattan Freyer, W. B. Yeats and the Anti-Democratic Tradition (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1981).
  • Alan Warner, ‘William Butler Yeats’, in A Guide to Anglo-Irish Literature (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1981), pp.169-81.
  • Daniel T. O’Hara, Tragic Knowledge: Yeats’s Autobiography and Hermeneutics (NY: Columbia UP 1981).
  • Bernard G. Krimm, W. B. Yeats and the Emergence of the Irish Free State, 1918-1939 (NY, Troy: Whitston Publ. 1981), xvi, 305pp.
  • Vinod Sena, W. B. Yeats: The Poet as Critic (Delhi: Macmillan 1980; London: Macmillan 1981), xii, 232pp.
  • Dudley Young, Out of Ireland, the Poetry of W. B. Yeats (Dingle Brandon Press 1982), 169pp.
  • Shirley C. Neuman, Some One Myth: Yeats’s Autobiographical Prose [Yeats Papers, 19] (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1980, 1982), 160pp. , ill. [2 ports].
  • Richard F. Peterson, William Butler Yeats [Twayne’s English Authors Series, 328] (Boston: Twayne 1982), 228pp. [1 port.].
  • Otto Bohlmann, Yeats and Nietzsche: An Exploration of Major Nietzche Echoes in the Writings of William Butler Yeats (London: Macmillan 1982), xviii, 222pp., ill. [4 pls.]
  • Anthony Cronin, ‘W. B. Yeats: Containing Contradictions’, in Heritage Now: Irish Literature in the English Language (Dingle: Brandon 1982), pp.87-94.
  • Gale C. Schricker, A New Species of Man: The Poetic Persona of W. B. Yeats (Bucknell UP; London: AUP 1982), 214pp. [winner of the First Bucknell Univ. Press Award].
  • Cairns Craig, Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetry (Croom Helm 1982), 323pp.
  • Richard Ellmann, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett: Four Dubliners (London: Hamilton 1982); also [Library of Congress] (NY: G. Braziller 1986), and Do. [another edn.] (London: Cardinal 1986), x, 106pp.
  • Douglas N. Archibald, Yeats [Irish Studies Ser.] (Syracuse UP 1983), xiv, 280pp.
  • A. S. Knowland, W. B. Yeats: Dramatist of Vision, with a preface by Cyril Cusack [Irish Lit. Studies, 17] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe; NJ: Barnes & Noble 1983), xvi, 256pp.
  • David R. Clark, Yeats at Songs and Choruses ( Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1983), xxiv, 283pp., ills.
  • Andrew Parkin, ‘Women in the Plays of W. B. Yeats’, in Woman in Irish Legend, Life and Literature [Irish Literary Studies, 14] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1983) [q.pp.].
  • Jacqueline Genet, ‘Blake et Yeats: Deux modes d’approche d’une Même tradition’, in Études Irlandaises, [nov. sér.] (Dec. 1983), pp.21-39.
  • Michael Steinman, Yeat’s Heroic Figures: Wilde, Parnell, Swift, Casement (London: Macmillan 1983).
  • W. H. O’Donnell, A Guide to the Prose Fiction of W. B. Yeats (Ann Arbor: Michigan UP 1983).
  • Augustine Martin: W. B. Yeats [Gill’s Irish Lives] (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1983), 146pp.
  • Terence Diggory, Yeats and American Poetry: The Tradition of the Self (Princeton UP 1983).
  • Geoffrey Thurley, The Turbulent Dream: Passion and Politics in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats Queensland University Press 1983).
  • Richard Taylor, A Reader’s Guide to the Plays of W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan 1984), ix, 197pp.
  • Karen Dorn, Players and Painted Stage: The Theatre of W. B. Yeats (Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf; NJ: Barnes & Noble 1984), 143pp.
  • Elizabeth Cullingford, ed., Yeats - Poems, 1919-1935: A Casebook [Casebook Ser.] (London: Macmillan 1984), 240pp. [incls. Hugh Kenner, et al.]
  • Graham Hough, The Mystery Religion of W. B. Yeats (Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf 1984), 129pp. [reviewed by Seamus Deane in LRB, 18 Oct. 1984, p.27.]
  • Joseph Adams, Yeats and the Masks of Syntax (London: Macmillan 1984), [192]pp.
  • Okifumi Komescu, The Double Perspective of Yeats Aesthetic (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1984).
  • Taylor, A Reader’s Guide to the Plays of W. B. Yeats (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan London: Macmillan 1984).
  • Deane, ‘Yeats and the Idea of Revolution’, in Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature 1880-1980 (London: Faber & Faber 1985), pp.38-50.
  • Terry Eagleton, ‘Politics and Sexuality in W. B. Yeats’, in The Crane Bag, 9, 2 (1985), pp.138-42.
  • Donald Masterson & Edward O’Shea, ‘Code Breaking and Myth Making: The Ellis-Yeats Edition of Blake’s Works’, in Warwick Gould, ed., Yeats Annual, No. 3 (London: Macmillan 1985), pp.53-80.
  • Edward O’Shea, A Descriptive Catalog of W. B. Yeats’s Library (NY: Garland Press 1985), xxiii, 390pp.
  • Stephen Putzel, Reconstructing Yeats: “The Secret Rose” and “The Wind Among the Reeds” (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1985), 242pp., ill. [available online].
  • Peter Kuch, Yeats and AE: “The Antagonism that Unites Dear Friends” (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1986), 291pp.
  • Joseph Hassett, Yeats and The Poetics of Hate (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1986).
  • Richard J. Finneran, ed., Critical Essays on W. B. Yeats (Boston: G. K. Hall 1986), 258pp.
  • Kathleen Raine, Yeats the Initiate: Essays on Certain Themes in the Work of W. B. Yeats (Dublin: Dolmen Press; London: Allen & Unwin 1986), and Do. [another edn.] (NY: Barnes & Noble Books 1990), xxiv, 449pp, ill. [see extracts; available in part online].
  • Douglas Archibald, ‘On Editing Yeats’s Autobiographies, Gaeliana 8 (1986).
  • Elizabeth Bergmann Loiseaux, Yeats and the Visual Arts (Rutgers UP 1986; Syracuse Press [2003]), 264pp.
  • Heather Martin, W. B. Yeats: Metaphysician as Dramatist (Wilfrid Laurier UP 1986), 153pp.
  • George M. Harper, The Making of Yeats’s “A Vision”: A Study of Automatic Script, 2 vols. (London: Macmillan 1987), Vol. I: 301pp; Vol. 2: 463pp.
  • Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Yeats and the Visual Arts (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers UP [1987]), 238pp.;
  • Frances Nesbitt Oppel, Mask and Tragedy: Yeats and Nietzsche, 1902-10 (Virginia UP 1987), x, 255pp.
  • Patrick J. Keane, Yeats’s Interactions with Tradition (Missouri UP 1987), xx, 332pp.
  • Peter Faulkner, Yeats [Open Univ. Guides to Literature] (Milton Keynes: Open UP 1987).
  • Maeve Good, W. B. Yeats and the Creation of the Tragic Universe (London: Macmillan; NJ: Barnes & Noble 1987), ix, 176pp. [formerly TCD thesis].
  • Barbara L. Croft, ‘Stylistic Arrangements’: A Study of William Butler Yeats’s “A Vision” (London: AUP 1987), 195pp. [see extracts];
  • Ian Fletcher, W. B. Yeats and His Contemporaries (Brighton: Harvester Press 1987), 350pp.
  • Marjorie Reeves & Warwick Gould, Joachim de Fiore and the Myth of the Eternal Evangel in the Nineteenth Century (Oxford: OUP 1987), x, 365pp. [incls. account of Yeats’s “Tables of the Law”].
  • Eitel Timm, W. B. Yeats: A Century of Criticism (S. Carolina: Camden House 1987), 101pp.
  • Donald T. Torchiana, ‘W. B. Yeats and Italian Idealism’, in Wolfgang Zach & Heinz Kosok eds., Literary Interrelations: Ireland, England and the World, Vol. II: Comparison and Impact (Tübingen: Guntar Narr Verlag, 1987), pp.245-53.
  • David G. Wright, Yeats’s Myth of Self: The Autobiographical Prose (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1987).
  • David Young, In Troubled Mirror: A Study of Yeats’s “The Tower” (Iow UP 1987).
  • Richard Ellmann, W. B. Yeats’s Second Puberty (Washington DC: Central Serv. Div., Library of Congress [1987]), 32pp.
  • Paul Scott Stanfield, Yeats and the Politics of the 1930s (London: Macmillan 1988), x, 227pp. [PhD., Northernwestern U., 1984].
  • Daniel S. Lenoski, ‘The Symbolism of the Early Yeats: Occult and Religious Backgrounds’, in Studies of the Literary Imagination, XIV, 1 (Spring 1981), pp.85-100.
  • Conor Cruise O’Brien, Passion and Cunning: Essays on Nationalism, Terrorism, and Revolution (NY: Simon & Schuster 1988), 293pp. [incls. title essay formerly in Jeffares, ed., In Excited Reverie, 1965 - as infra].
  • A. Norman Jeffares: W. B. Yeats: A New Biography (London: Hutchinson 1988; reps. 1989, 1990, 2001), x, 374pp. [see extracts]
  • Patrick J. Keane, “Terrible Beauty”: Yeats, Joyce, Ireland, and the Myth of the Devouring Female Missouri UP 1988), xvii, 146pp., ill.
  • Adele Dalsimer, The Unappeasable Shadow: Shelley’s Influence on Yeats (NY: Garland Publ. 1988), 210pp.
  • Edward Said, Yeats and Decolonialization [Nationalism, Colonialism and Literature] (Derry: Field Day 1988), 27pp.;
  • Frank Kinahan, Yeats, Folklore, and Occultism: Contexts of the Early Work and Thought (London & Boston: Unwin Hyman 1988), 256pp., ill.
  • Steven Helmling, The Esoteric Comedies of Carlyle, Newman and Yeats (Cambridge UP 1988), xi, 273pp. [espec. chap. on A Vision].
  • James Longenbach, Stone Cottage, Pound, Yeats, and Modernism (OUP 1988), xviii, 329pp.
  • A. Norman Jeffares, ed., Yeats The European (Gerrards Cross Colin Smythe 1989), 356pp., 8 pls.
  • Joann Gardner, Yeats and the Rhymers’ Club: A Nineties’ Perspective (NY: Lang 1989), 249pp.
  • John Harwood, Olivia Shakespear and W. B. Yeats: After Long Silence (Basingstoke: Macmillan 1989), xvi, 218pp.

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    1990-1999
  • Brian Arkins, Builders of My Soul: Greek and Roman Themes in Yeats [Irish Literary Studies 32] (Gerards Cross: Colin Smythe 1990), 263pp.
  • Adrian Frazier, Behind the Scenes: Yeats, Horniman, and the Struggle for the Abbey Theatre (Berkeley: California UP 1990), xxv, 258pp. [available online].
  • Jonathan Allison, ‘The Attack on Yeats’, in South Atlantic Review, 55, 4 (Nov. 1990), pp.61-73 [rep. in David Pierce, ed., W. B. Yeats: Critical Assessments (Sussex: Helm Information 2000, vol. 4.)
  • Stan Smith, W. B. Yeats: A Critical Introduction (London: Macmillan; NY: Rowman & Littlefield 1990), ix, 179pp.
  • Suheil B. Bushrui & Tim Prentki, An International Companion to the Poetry of W. B. Yeats (Barnes & Noble Books 1990), 255pp.
  • Rachel V. Billigheimer, Wheels of Eternity: A Comparative Study of William Blake and William Butler Yeats, Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1990), 242pp. [Bibl. pp.227-37; incorp. here.]
  • Ravindran Sankaran, W. B. Yeats and Indian Tradition (Delhi: Konark 1990).
  • Masaru Sekine & Christopher Murray, Yeats and the Noh: A Comparative Study, with contributions by Augustine Martin [Irish literary Studies, 38] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1990), xviii, 182pp., ill. [16pp. of pls.], 22cm.
  • Jahan Ramazani, Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime (Yale UP 1990).
  • Nicholas Drake, The Poetry of W. B. Yeats [Penguin Critical Studies] (Harmondsworth: Penguin 1991).
  • Helen Vendler, Yeats’s Paradises (SF: Arion Press 1991), 20pp.
  • Leonard Orr, ed., Yeats and Postmodernism (Syracuse, NY, Syracuse UP 1991), 204pp. [see contents].
  • Wayne K. Chapman, Yeats and English Renaissance Literature (London: Macmillan 1991), x, 290pp.
  • Jacqueline Genet, ‘Yeats and the Big House’, in The Big House in Ireland, ed. Jacqueline Genet (Dingle: Brandon; NY: Barnes & Noble 1991), pp.255-80.
  • Leonard Orr, ed., Yeats and Postmodernism (Syracuse UP 1991), vii, 204pp. [see contents].
  • Philip L. Marcus, Yeats and Artistic Power [Macmillan Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature] (London: Macmillan 1992), xiii,263pp; Do. [another edn.] (NY: OUP 1997), 263pp. and Do. [another edn.] (NY: Syracuse UP 2001), xxvii, 266pp., and Do. [rep. edn.] (Syracuse UP 2001) [with a new introduction, pp.xv-xvi; available at Google Books online; see also note];
  • Mitsuko Ohno, ‘Yeats and Religion’, in Irish Writers and Religion, ed. by Robert Welch [Irish Literary Studies: 37; IASIL-Japan ser. 4] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1992), pp.105-15.
  • Deirdre Toomey, Yeats and Women (London: Macmillan 1992), 442pp.
  • Jonathan Allison, ‘Ferguson’s “Barbarous Truth” and Yeats’s Spenser.’, in Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies, [ed. Richard Finneran], 10 (Michigan UP 1992), pp.377-81.
  • Michael North, The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot and Pound (Cambridge UP 1991), 241pp.
  • Peter Th. M. G. Liebregts, Centaurs in the Twilight: W. B. Yeats’s Use of the Classical Tradition (Amsterdam: Rodopi 1993).
  • Robert Welch, ‘W. B. Yeats: “The Wheel Where the World is Butterfly”’, in Changing States: Transformations in Modern Irish Writing (London: Routledge 1993), pp.55-79.
  • Deborah D. Fleming, ed., Learning the Trade: Essays on W. B. Yeats and Contemporary Poetry (Connecticut: Locust Hill 1993).
  • Alasdair D. F. Macrae, W. B. Yeats, A Literary Life [Literary Lives] (London: Macmillan 1994), 204pp. & index; [partially available at Google Books - online.]
  • Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Gender and History in Yeats’s Love Poetry (Cambridge UP 1993; Syracuse UP 1996), xiii, 334pp.
  • Catherine Fahy, W. B. Yeats and His Circle [1989; rep. edn.](Syracuse UP 1994), 64pp., ill. [123 photos].
  • M. L. Rosenthal, Running to Paradise: Yeats’s Poetic Art (OUP 1994), xvi, 362pp.
  • William M. Murphy, Family Secrets, William Butler Yeats and His Relatives (Syracuse UP 1994; Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1995), xxix, 534pp.
  • Anthony L. Johnston, The Verbal Art of W. B. Yeats (Pisa: Edizioni Ets. 1994), 178pp.
  • Edward Larrissy, Yeats the Poet: The Measures of Difference (London [Brighton] & NY: Harvester Wheatsheaf 1994), xii, 226pp. [see contents].
  • David Pierce, Yeats’s Worlds: Ireland, England, and the Poetic Imagination (Yale UP 1995), 352pp.[346pp.], col. ill., 36pp.
  • Julian Moynihan, ‘W. B. Yeats and the End of Anglo-Irish Literature’ [198]; XI: ‘After the End: The Anglo-Irish Postmortem’ [Chap. X], in Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture ( Princeton UP 1995), pp.198-223.
  • Helen Vendler, Yeats at Sonnets [Parnell lecture; 1995; Magdalene College Occasional Papers, 12] (Cambridge: Magdalene College 1996), 30pp.
  • Declan Kiberd, ‘Childhood and Ireland’, in Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation (London: Jonathan Cape 1995), pp.102-29 [see ‘The National Longing for Form’, pp.115-29, ‘Revolt Into Style - Yeatsian Poetics’ pp.305-14; ‘The Winding Stair’, pp.438-53; et passim].
  • Roselinde Supheert, Yeats in Holland: The Reception of the Work of W. B. Yeats in the Netherlands before Word War Two (Amsterdam: Rodopi 1995), 319pp.
  • Deborah D. Fleming, ‘A Man Who Does not Exist’: The Irish Peasant in the Works of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge (Michigan UP 1995).
  • Julian Moynihan, ‘W. B. Yeats and the End of Anglo-Irish Literature’, in Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture (Princeton UP 1995), pp.198-223; also, XI: After the End: The Anglo-Irish Postmortem’ (p.224ff.).
  • Sylvia Ellis, The Plays of W. B. Yeats: Yeats and the Dancer [Univ. of Wales’ (London: Macmillan; NY: St. Martin’s Press] 1995), 370pp.
  • Hazard Adams, The Book of Yeats’s Vision: Romantic Modernism and Antithetical Tradition (Ann Arbor: Michigan UP 1995), xiv, 178pp.
  • Peter Liebregts & Peter Van de Kamp, eds., Tumult of Images: Essays on W. B. Yeats and Politics [Conference Proceedings] (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press 1995), 249pp.
  • Keith Alldritt, W. B. Yeats: The Man and the Milieu (London: John Murray; NY: Clark Potter 1996), 388pp.
  • Marjorie Elizabeth Howes, Yeats’s Nations: Gender, Class and Irishness (Cambridge UP 1996), ix, 240pp.
  • Jonathan Allison, ed., Yeats’s Political Identities: Selected Essays (Michigan UP 1996) [see contents].
  • Michael J. Sidnell, Yeats’s Poetry and Poetics (NY: St. Martin’s Press [Macmillan] 1996), 208pp.
  • William T. Gorski, Yeats and Alchemy (NY: SUNY Press 1996), 223pp.
  • Jonathan Allison, ed., Yeat’s Political Identities: Selected Essays (Michigan UP 1996), 352pp. [see contents].
  • Anthony Jordan, Willie Yeats and the Gonne MacBrides (Westport Books 1997), 216pp.
  • David Holdeman, Much Labouring: The Texts and Authors of Yeats’s First Modernist Books [Editorial Theory & Literary Criticism (Michigan UP 1997), xiii, 255pp., ill.
  • Janis Tedesco Haswell, Pressed Against Divinity: W. B. Yeats’s Feminine Masks (Northern Illinois UP 1997), 189pp.
  • R. F. Foster, W. B. Yeats - A Life, Vol. I: The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914 (OUP 1997), xxxi, 640pp. [32pp. pls.];
  • Anthony Flinn, Approaching Authority: Transpersonal Gestures in the Poetry of Yeats, Eliot, and Williams (Bucknell UP 1997), 236pp.
  • Daniel Albright, Quantum Poetics: Yeats, Pound, Eliot and the Science of Modernism (Cambridge UP 1997), x, 307pp. [see contents]
  • James Fisher, ‘W. B. Yeats’, in Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook , ed. Bernice Schrank & William Demastes (CT: Greenwood Press 1997), pp.402-26.
  • Edward Larrissy, W. B. Yeats [Writers and Their Work] (Plymouth [Estover, Northcote House]: British Council 1998), 82pp.
  • Alan Marshall & Neil Sammells, ed., Irish Encounters: Poetry, Politics and Prose (Bath: Sulis Press 1998) [incls. Stephen Regan, ‘The Celtic Spirit in Literature: Renan, Arnold, Wilde and Yeats’, Chap. 4; Richard Greaves, ‘W. B. Yeats: Poetry, Politics, Responsibilities’, Chap. 5.]
  • Eugene OBrien, The Question of National Identity in the Writings of W. B. Yeats (Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press 1998), xiii, 283pp.
  • Vicki Mahaffey, States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish Experiment (NY: OUP 1998), xix, 276pp., ill.
  • Lester I. Conner, A Yeats Dictionary: Persons and Places in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats (NY: Syracuse UP 1998), 224pp. [partially available at Google Books - online.]
  • Nicholas Meihuizen, Yeats and the Drama of Sacred Space (Amsterdam: Rodopi 1998), 190pp.
  • Kathleen Raine, W. B. Yeats & The Learning of the Imagination (Ipswich: Golgonooza Press 1999), 119pp.
  • Hiroshi Suzuki, ‘The Cultural Interaction of Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well and Japanese Theatre, in Jürgen Kamm, ed., Twentieth-Century Theatre and Drama in English: Festschrift for Heinz Kosok on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier 1999) - Part II: Ireland [q.pp.]
  • David Richman, Passionate Action: Yeats’s Mastery of Drama (Delaware UP 2000), 199pp.
  • Brenda Maddox, Yeats’s Ghosts: The Secret Life of W. B. Yeats (London: HarperCollins 1999), 474pp.
  • Terence Brown, W. B. Yeats: A Critical Life (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1999), 410pp. [ded. to Brendan Kennelly; rep. as The Life of W. B. Yeats, Oxford: Blackwell 2001].
  • Matthew deForrest, Yeats’s Stylistic Arrangement of Experience (International Scholars’ Publications 1999), 159pp.

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    2000-
  • Jefferson Holderidge, Those Mingled Seas: The Poetry of W. B. Yeats, the Beautiful and the Sublime (Dublin: UCD Press 2000), 272pp.
  • Matthew Gibson Yeats, Coleridge and the Romantic Sage (Basingstoke: Macmillan Press 2000), 224pp.
  • David Pierce, ed., W. B. Yeats: Critical Assessments [The Helm Information Critical Assessments of Writers in English], 4 vols. (East Sussex: Helm Information 2000): Vol. 1 - Contemporary reviews; Select list of reviews of plays in performance; 1887-1988, xxx, 678pp.; Vol.2 - Assessments 1889-1959, ix, 587pp.; Vol. 3 - Assessments: 1960-1979, viii, 554pp.; Vol. 4 - Assessments: 1980-2000, viii, 856p. [incls. Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, ‘Swans on the Cesspool: Leda and Rape,’ cp.556].
  • Susan Johnston Graf, W. B. Yeats: Twentieth-century Magus: An In-depth Study of Yeats’s Esoteric Practices & Beliefs, including Excerpts from His Magical Diaries (NY: Samuel Weiser Inc. 2000), 224pp.
  • Declan Kiberd, ‘W.B. Yeats - Building Amid Ruins’, in Irish Classics (London: Granta 2000), pp.440-62.
  • Deborah D. Fleming, ed., W. B. Yeats and Postcolonialism (CT: Locust Hill Press 2000) [incls. Spurgeon Thompson, ‘Yeats and Eugenicism: The Garrison Mentality in a Decolonizing Ireland’, pp.27-49; Eugene O’Brien, ‘The Question of Ireland: Yeats, Heaney and the Postcolonial Paradigm’, pp.51-70.].
  • Steven Matthews, Yeats as Precursor: Readings in Irish, British and American Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan 2000), 248pp.
  • Yug Mohit Chaudry, Yeats: The Irish Literary Revival and the Politics of Print (Cork UP 2001), 280pp.
  • R. F. Foster, The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland (London: Penguin 2001, 2002), ‘Yeats at War: Poetic Strategies and Political Reconstruction’ [pp.58-79]; ‘“When the Newspapers Have Forgotten Me”: Yeats, Obituarists and Irishness’ [pp.80-94]; ‘The Normal and the National: Yeats and the Boundaries of Irish Writing’ [pp.95-112]; 7: ‘Square-built Power and Fiery Shorthand: Yeats, Carleton and the Irish Nineteenth Century’ [pp.113-26].
  • Jonathan Allison, ‘W. B. Yeats, Space, and Cultural Nationalism’, in ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles: Notes, and Reviews, 14, 4 (Fall 2001), pp.55-67.
  • David Pierce, ed., W. B. Yeats: Critical Assessments, 4 vols. ([London:] Helm Press 2001).
  • Terence Brown, The Life of W. B. Yeats (Oxford: Blackwell 2001), 432pp. [prev. as W. B. Yeats: A Critical Life (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1999);
  • Ann Saddlemyer, Becoming George: The Life of Mrs W. B. Yeats (Oxford UP 2002), 808pp. [App., Notes & Index, 655ff. [see extract]
  • Anthony J. Jordan, W. B. Yeats: Vain, Glorious Lout - A Maker of Modern Ireland (Westport Books 2003), 200pp. [by defender of John MacBride against hostile Yeatsians].
  • Barbara A. Suess, Progress and Identity in the Plays of W. B. Yeats, 1892-1907 [Studies in Major Literary Authors, 25] (London: Routledge 2003), xx, 189pp.
  • Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Yeats and the Visual Arts (Syracuse UP 2003), 264pp.
  • M. P. Sinha, W.B. Yeats: His Poetry And Politics, New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers 2003), 193pp. [available at Google Books - online].
  • R. F. Foster, W. B. Yeats - A Life, II: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939 (Oxford: OUP 2003), 798pp. [with index; available online]
  • Christine Finn, Past Poetic Archaeology in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney (London: Duckworth 2004), 214pp.
  • Helen Vendler, ‘W. B. Yeats Thinking: Thinking in Images, Thinking in Assertions’, in Poets Thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats (Harvard UP 2004), q.pp. [Chap. 4].
  • Alex Owen, The Place of Enchantment: British Ocultism and the Culture of the Modern (Chicago UP 2004), 355pp. [treats of Yeats and Annie Besant].
  • Michael O’Neill, A Routledge Sourcebook on the Poems of W. B. Yeats (London: Routledge 2004), xv, 194pp.
  • Joep Leerssen, ‘The Theatre of William Butler Yeats’, in The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-century Irish Drama, ed. Shaun Richards (Cambridge UP 2003) [Chap. 4].
  • Marjorie Howes & John Kelly, The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats (Cambridge UP 2004), 242pp. [4]pp. [see contents].
  • W. J. McCormack, Blood Kindred: The Politics of W. B. Yeats and his Death (London: Pimlico 2005), 224pp.
  • Alan Gillis, Irish Poetry of the 1930s (Oxford: OUP 2005), viii, 228pp. [espec. Chap. 5: ‘W. B. Yeats: Among the Deepening Shades’]
  • Brian Devine, Yeats - The Master of Sound (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 2005), 374pp.
  • John Greening, The Poetry of W. B. Yeats (Greenwich Exchange 2005), 100pp.
  • Margaret Mills Harper, Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B. Yeats (Oxford: OUP 2006), xii, 382pp.
  • David Holdeman, ed., The Cambridge Introduction to W.B. Yeats (NY Cambridge UP 2006), xii, 148pp. [see contents];
  • Claire V. Nally, ‘National Identity Formation in W. B. Yeats’s A Vision’, in Irish Studies Review, 14, 1 (Feb. 2006), pp.57–67 [author of Manchester PhD diss.; see under Terry Eagleton, Notes, supra];
  • Klaus Peter Jochum, ed., The Reception of W. B. Yeats in Europe (London: Continuum 2006), 400pp.
  • Stephen Regan, ‘W. B. Yeats: Irish Nationalism and Post-Colonial Theory’, in Nordic Irish Studies, 5 (2006), pp.97-100 [available at JSTOR Ireland - online; accessed 24.05.2011].
  • Helen Vendler, Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form (Harvard UP [Belknap Press]; OUP 2007), 448pp. [see contents].
  • Helen Vendler, Primitivismus und das Groteske: Yeats’ Supernatural Songs [Themen, 88] München: Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung [2007]), 87pp., ill. [incls. poems in English and German trans. ]
  • Ronald Schuchard, The Last Minstrels: W. B. Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts (Oxford: OUP 2008), xxvi, 447pp., ill. [24pp.of pls.; see contents].
  • David  Holdeman & Ben Levitas, eds., William Butler Yeats in Context (Cambridge UP 2009).
  • David Dwan, The Great Community: Culture and Nationalism in Ireland (Field Day Co. / Keough-Naughton Inst. of Notre Dame UP 2009), [xi], 232pp. [prev. “Cultural Nationalism and Mass Culture in Yeats’s Ireland”. London Univ. PhD of 2002].
  • George Cusack, The Politics of Identity in Irish Drama: W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory and J. M. Synge (London: Routledge 2009), 210pp.
  • Timothy O’Leary, Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book (London: Continuum 2009), 192pp. [incls. analysis of Swift].
  • John Wilson Foster, ‘Emblems of Diversity: Yeats and the Great War’, in Between Shadows: Modern Irish Writing and Culture (Dublin: IAP 2009), pp.3-16.
  • Heather Ingman, A History of the Irish Short Story (Cambridge UP 2009) [incls. reading of his fiction in Chap. 3: Fin de siècle visions: Irish short fiction at the turn of the century].
  • Pierre Joannon, Un Poète dans la tourmente: W. B. Yeats et La Révolution Irlandaise (Rennes: Terre de Brume 2010), 136pp.
  • David Holdeman & Ben Levitas, ed., W. B. Yeats in Context (Cambridge UP 2010), xix, 439pp. [contents];
  • Lauren Arrington, W. B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State (OUP 2010), vi, 210pp. [prev. as “Adding the half-pence to the pence: subsidy and censorship at the Abbey Theatre, 1915-1939”, DPhil supervised by John Kelly, St. John’s College, Oxford, 2008].
  • Sander Feys, “Cultural Nationalism in the Life and Work of W. B. Yeats: The Man Behind the Myth” [MA Diss., Univ. of Ghent] (2010) [available online; accessed 23.05.2011].
  • Edward Larrissy, ed., W. B. Yeats: Visions and Revisions [Irish Writers in their Time] (Dublin: IAP 2010), 272pp.
  • R. F. Foster, Words Alone: Yeats and His Inheritances [Clark Lectures, Cambridge 2009] (Oxford: OUP 2011), 226pp.
  • [...]
  • Ken Monteith, Yeats and Theosophy (London: Routledge 2012), 244pp.
  • Geraldine Higgins, Heroic Revivals from Carlyle to Yeats (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2012), 236pp.
  • Tudor Balinisteanu, Violence, Narrative and Myth in Joyce and Yeats: Subjective Identity and Anarcho-Syndicalist Traditions (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2012), 256pp.
  • Neil Mann, matthew Gibson, Claire V. Nally, eds., W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts (Clemson Univ. Digital Press 2012) [available online]
  • [...]
  • Tudor Balinisteanu, Religion and Aesthetic Experience in Joyce and Yeats (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2015), 226pp.
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    Bibliographical notes
    E[dward] H[alim] Mikhail, ed., W. B. Yeats: Interviews and Recollections, with a foreword by A. Norman Jeffares, [2 vols.] (London: Macmillan 1977), 426pp. - Vol. I:
    Foreword by A. Norman Jeffares [ix]; Acknowledgements [xi]; Introduction [xv]. INTERVIEWS AND RECOLLECTIONS. W. B. Yeats at School [1]; Yeats at the High School, John Eglinton [3]; Portrait of Yeats John Eglinton [5]; Yeats in the Making, Charles Johnston [6]; Personal Impressions of W. B. Yeats, Charles Johnston [13]; With Mr W. B. Yeats in the Woods of Coole, Cornelius Weygandt [15]; Interview with Mr W. B. Yeats, D.N.D[unlop] [19]; Joyce's First Meeting with Yeats, Stanislaus Joyce [24]; First Meetings with W. B. Yeats, Max Beerbohm [27]; Early Memories of Yeats, John Eglinton [30]; W. B. Yeats: Early Recollections, Ernest Rhys [34]; Yeats and the Rhymers' Club, Ernest Rhys [41]; Yeats, Pound and Ford at Woburn, Douglas Goldling [42]; Yeats at Woburn, Clifford Bax [43]; My First Meeting with Yeats, John Masefield [44]; Sonnets and Revolutions, William Rothenstein [48]; Vacillation, Henry W. Nevinson [30]; Yeats at the Arts Club, P. L. Dickinson [51]; Abbey Theatre Scene; Interview with Mr W. B. Yeats [54]; “Abbey“ Scenes Sequel, Prosecution in Police Court; Mr Yeats Describes the Disturbance [58]; The Poet Is Pleased [61]; The Abbey Theatre: Audience Overawed by Police; Interview with Mr Yeats [62]; The Irish Theatre; An Interview with W. B. Yeats, Robert Lynd [64]; Plymouth Theatre [68] Yeats Replies to His Critics; Defends Irish Plays Being Produced Here [70]; A Lively Discussion over the “Irish Plays” [73]; Yeats Defends The Playboy [76]; Mr Yeats Explains [77]; Abbey Theatre: Pupils' Performance; Address by Mr W. B. Yeats [78]; The Playboy: Another American Surprise. Players Arrested; Interview with Mr W. B. Yeats [80]; The Playboy: A Stay in the Court Proceedings; Mr Yeats Interviewed [82]; What We Try To Do, W. B. Yeats [85]; An Interview with Mr W. B. Yeats , Hugh Lunn [88]; Me W. B. Yeats: Poet and Mystic. Sybil Bristowe [91]; The Early Days of the Irish National Theatre, P. J. Kelly [96]; Some Impressions of My Elders: William Butler Yeats, St John Ervine [99]; Meetings with W. B. Yeats, Burton Roscoe [118]; Irish Literature Discussed by William Butler Yeats in an Interview, Marguerite Wilkinson [120]; With William Butler Yeats, Montrose J. Moses [126]; Meeting Yeats, F. H. [131]; Yeats at Oxford, Beverley Nichols [135]; Conversations with W. B. Yeats, Louis Esson [137]; Recollections of W. B. Yeats in Rapallo, Desmond Clark [139]; Sidelight Compton MacKenzie [140]; Reminiscences of W. B. Yeats, L. A. G. Strong [142]; Yeats at His Ease, L. A. G. Strong [147]; A Day with Yeats, R. F. Rattray [156]; Four O'Clock Tea with W. B. Yeats, Nancy Pyper [158]; The Plough and the Suns, Mr Sean O'Casey's New Play [164]; With the Poet in Merrion Square, Sean O'Casey [165]; Profiles of a Poet, Gabriel Fallon [173]; A Contact with Yeats, Arthur Power [189]; Memory of Meeting Yeats, Richard Eberhart [193]; Did You Know Yeats?, Denis Johnston [196]. (Cont. - Vol. II.)
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    E. M. Mikhail, ed., W. B. Yeats: Interviews and Recollections (London: Macmillan 1977), 426pp. - Vol. II:

    Acknowledgements ix]; W. B. Yeats Louise Morgan [199]; Yeats Smelt the Spirits Louis MacNiece [204]; Reminiscences of Yeats Padraic Colum [205]; Black Oxen Passing By, Sean O’Casey [212]; As Yeats was Going Down Grafton Street. Diarmuid Brennan [218]; De Valera as Play Censor, [224]; W. B. Yeats Looks Back]; Poet Celebrates his Seventieth Birthday, [226]; W. B. Yeats Looks Back]; Ireland in the Early Days of Abbey Theatre, [230]; Mr Yeats Explains Play: Plot of Purgatoryis its Meaning]; Dramatist’s Answer to US Priest’s Query [231]; An Interview with W. B. Yeats Shotarl Oshima [233]; A Beautiful Friendship Dorothy Wellesley [239]; Memories of Yeats, Mary M. Colum [241]; Yeats as I Knew Him Aodh de Blacam [246]; Impressions William Ratherstein [248]; Impressions, W. J. Turner [251]; Impressions, Oliver St. John Gogarty [255]; As Man of the Theatre,Lennox Robinson [256]; Yeats’s Phantasmagoria, Frank O’Connor [260]; No Shore Beyond Ethel Mannin, [271]; Reminiscences of ’W. B.’, E. R. W[alsh] [276]; Castle of the Heroes, Maud Gonne, [280]; Yeats as a Painter Saw Him, William Rothenstein [282]; The Man and the Dramatist, Lennox Robinson [284]; May Craig Recalls the Abbey Days, May Craig [288]; Without the Twilight Edmund Dulac, [290]; Yeats as Irish Poet, F. R. Higgins [292]; Meetings with Yeats Hugh Kingsmill [294]; W. B. Yeats, James Stephens [297]; W. B. Yeats, Micheál Mac Laimmóir [299]; The Yeats I Knew, Mary M. Colum [302]; Reminiscences of Yeats Oliver St John Gogarty [305]; Yeats as I Knew Him, Edmund Dulac, [313]; W. B. Yeats, W. R. Rodgers, editor [316]; Reminiscences of Yeats, Frank O’Connor [333]; W. B. Yeats: Chameleon of Genius, Clifford Box [337]; Quarrelling with Yeats: A Friendly Recollection, Frank O’Connor [339]; Encounters with Yeats, V. S. Pritchett [346]; Glimpses of W. B. Yeats, Austin Clarke [349]; Visions of Yeats, Walter Starkie [353]; Some Memories of W. B. Yeats, Brigit Patmore [355]; The Yeats I Knew, Francis Stuart [364]; The Yeats I Knew, Monk Gibbon [372]; The Yeats I Knew, Austin Clarke [381]; The Yeats I Knew, Earnán de Blaghd [386]; W. B. Yeats C. M. Bowra [395]; W. B. Yeats - A Generation Later, Thomas MacGreevy [404. Appendix: Additional Bibliography [416]; Index [419

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    Philip L. Marcus, Yeats and Artistic Power [Macmillan Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature] (London: Macmillan 1992): ‘This study of W. B. Yeats’s aesthetic of artistic power, demonstrates the centrality in his work, from his earliest essay to the great poems and plays of his last years, regarding the concept that art might shape life. Drawing upon the Irish bardic tradition as well as such figures as Shelley, Blake and Wilde, he developed a stance that enabled him to reconcile the exacting demands of literary craftsmanship, his interest in occult thought and his desire to advance the cause of Irish nationalism. In addition to throwing light on many of Yeats’ most well-known texts, this study has important implications for literary theory in the post-deconstructionist era.’ (See COPAC - online.) [See also rep. edn. Syracuse UP 2001 - available at Google Books online.]

    Go to Helen Vendler on Yeats’s “Among School Children” - video and audio versions, being Harvard Undergraduate Course LAA 22- at Harvard “At Home” > Vendler - online.

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