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A Vision by W.B. Yeats
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Jul 12, 12

bookshelves: poetry
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Recommended for: Yeats fans
Read in June, 1972, read count: 1

Liking the poems and Michael Miley's inspired renditions of them, being interested in the occult milieu shared by W.B. Yeats and C.G. Jung, I picked up A Vision with considerable interest. I was not impressed. This may be an essential study for scholars wanting a full understanding of the poetry and the poet, but it was beyond me. Indeed, I was disappointed by the poet's credulity and uncritical appropriation of such material. A review read years later suggested that Yeats and his young wife may have unconsciously conspired to fabricate these "visions" in order to maintain interest in one another and so save their marriage.

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