Download e-book for iPad: A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival (ArtPlace series) by R. Todd Felton

By R. Todd Felton

ISBN-10: 0976670674

ISBN-13: 9780976670674

ISBN-10: 0982341040

ISBN-13: 9780982341049

An exceptional tide of literary invention swept via eire among the Eighteen Nineties and the 1920s. This engrossing, illuminating, and wonderfully illustrated guidebook explores the private histories of writers such as W. B. Yeats, girl Gregory, John Millington Synge, and Sean O’Casey and examines their relationships with the folks, tradition, and landscapes of eire. From Galway and the Aran Islands, to County Mayo and County Sligo, and from Dublin to Wicklow, this consultant to the areas that encouraged Irish Literary Revival showcases the locations where a lot of Ireland’s most interesting writers formed an everlasting imaginative and prescient of the rustic.

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Flight in northern Italy in January 1918. Yeats wrote the 39 A Journey into Ireland’s Literary Revival poem while staying at Ballinamantane House, which Lady Gregory had lent him while Ballylee was being renovated. ” He also mentions Ballylee in “A Prayer on Going into My House” in The Wild Swans at Coole. Because of Ireland’s turbulent political situation and Yeats’s many literary engagements, he was not able to turn his full attention to Thoor Ballylee as poetic material until he published the collection The Tower in 1928.

The visitor center at Coole Park hosts exhibitions and seminars. Sitting on the foundation of the house, looking down on the front steps that now lead into the forest, a visitor can conjure up the spirits of this peaceful place. The woodland paths are still there, the swans still swim on the lake, and Lady Gregory’s Autograph Tree still proudly bears the inscriptions of her friends. And although the house no longer stands, a visitor’s center offers the opportunity to delve deeper into the literary history.

Yeats. 22 County Galway: Home among the Swallows years of widowed life, when the woods especially became my occupation and delight. Perhaps part of the reason she felt the house was cold and lonely in the beginning, especially after the crowded chaos of Roxborough, was that the Gregorys spent much of their time away from it—either at their house in London or abroad—and returned only in the summers. ” During the early years of her marriage, when she and Sir William traveled extensively, Lady Gregory’s affection for Ireland deepened.

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