By Richard J Finneran
This learn is a significant other to the revised variation of W.B.Yeats, The Poems: a brand new variation. Professor Finneran outlines the advanced difficulties dealing with an editor of Yeats's poetry and explains the ideas followed within the new textual content. Manuscript fabrics are drawn on commonly, together with a few that have lately come to mild within the Scribner data on the collage of Texas and at Princeton college. in comparison with the 1st version of this quantity (Editing Yeats's Poems, 1983), there's an extra bankruptcy - at the order of the poems - in addition to new info at the Scribner variation and different revisions all through.
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14 Unterecker, Reader's Guide to Yeats, 228; Parkinson, Yeats: The Later Poetry, p. 215. "The Winding Stair" and "Collected Poems" 33 More compelling than such speculation, however, are the differences between the two editions considered in light of The Winding Stair proofs. In citing these, I will give first the Collected Poems reading and then The Winding Stair text: "A Dialogue of Self and Soul", l. 65: "source,"/"source" As noted above, Yeats wrote out the revised ll. 65-66 on the proofs. As part of this revision he cancelled the comma.
Harris has argued, they "seem to cling" upon windows that are "glittering" but also 17 the proof of the poem, which is now correct. Through vacillation over the punctuation of the first stanza I have made a blotted proof but I think it is clear" (BL 55003/100). The lyric in question was "Sailing to Byzantium". One of the few to defend Yeats's punctuation was Curtis Bradford, presenting his position both in a review of VP in Sewanee Review, 68, no. 4 (Autumn 1958) 668-74, esp. pp. 673-74; and in his Yeats at Work (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1965) pp.
It is a series of poems related to one another & leads up to a question from the "The Winding Stair" and "Collected Poems" 27 Delphic oracle, as the two other series "A Man Young & Old" and "Woman Young and Old" lead up to quotations from Sophocles. The poems in "Words for Music Perhaps" describe first wild loves, then the normal love of boy & girl, then follow poems about love but not love poems, then poems of impersonal ecstasy, & all have certain themes in common. Yeats added that "if your admirable reader will see a revised proof of 'The Winding Stair' you need not send me another proof.
Editing Yeats’s Poems: A Reconsideration by Richard J Finneran