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 virtually each vital 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 bright witness to an awfully vital, wealthy and crowded lifestyles, as a context for his paintings.
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24 Issues a public circular setting out a scheme for founding lending libraries in small Irish towns and appealing for donations towards this. B. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 11 1892 October 1 2 14 15 18 29 Attends a Committee Meeting of the NLS. ‘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.
Writes the Preface to A Book of Irish Verse. Attends the wedding of Jack Yeats and Mary Cottenham (‘Cottie’) White at Emmanuel Church, Gunnersbury. September 8 (Sat) ‘An Imagined World’ (review; UP I. 341–3) published in the Speaker. 29 ‘The Curse of O’Sullivan the Red upon Old Age’ (story, later ‘Red Hanrahan’s Curse’; Myth, 238–45) published in the National Observer. October 6 8 9 10 11 19 23 24 (Sat) ‘The Stone and the Elixir’ (review; UP I. 344–6) published in the Bookman. The publisher Elkin Mathews makes an offer for WBY’s proposed Poems.
28 August 2 3 4 5 10 11 13 14 17 20 22 23 24 26 29 31 (Mon) Returns proofs of Poems to Unwin. ‘Irish National Literature I: From Callanan to Carleton’ (article; UP I. 359–64) and ‘The Three Sorrows of Story Telling’ (review; UP I. 364–6) published in the Bookman. Visits Mrs Valentine Fox at Beckenham, Kent, with OS. Sees Henley and tries to persuade him to publish stories and articles by Standish James O’Grady. In the evening calls to see Louise Imogen Guiney who has recently arrived from the USA.