New PDF release: Autobiographies (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume

By W. B. Yeats

ISBN-10: 1451603215

ISBN-13: 9781451603217

Autobiographies includes six autobiographical works that William Butler Yeats released jointly within the mid-1930s to shape a unmarried, remarkable memoir of the 1st fifty-eight years of his existence, from his earliest stories of adolescence to profitable the Nobel Prize for Literature. This quantity offers a vibrant sequence of non-public debts of a variety of figures, and it describes Yeats's paintings as poet and playwright, as a founding father of Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre, his involvement with Irish nationalism, and his fascination with occultism and visions. This publication is such a lot compelling as Yeats's personal account of the expansion of his poetic mind's eye. Yeats suggestion poet leads a lifetime of allegory, and that his works are reviews upon it. Autobiographies enacts his ruling trust within the connections and coherence among the existence that he led and the works that he wrote. it's a imaginative and prescient of private background as artwork, and so it's the one actually crucial spouse to his poems and plays.

Edited by means of William H. O'Donnell and Douglas N. Archibald, this quantity is on the market for the 1st time with worthy explanatory notes and comprises formerly unpublished passages from candidly specific first drafts.

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A lot of people. Danny, Paul, Gail . . A few others . ” I knew Gail through Marie. She was a strange one, and no doubt about it. She was on this 1930s kick, and wore her hair real short with these loose curls pressed against her head. She had narrow shoulders and wide hips, and was kind of gangly and awkward. Like me, she caused people to do double takes when she walked into a room. We got out of the car, and Marie said, “You know, Gail and I went shopping the other day, down on Hollywood Boulevard.

As the music began, I got the strange sensation I was floating . . altered . . transported. Before the party, I decided that a change of outfit was in order. I did have an outrageous silver glittery outfit picked out, but after seeing how handsome Bowie looked on the cover of David Live, I decided to go with a suit and tie. It was a hand-me-down from my brother, small and fitted, and it hugged me in all the right places, but I was still a little bummed that it wasn’t an actual zoot suit. Still, I had to admit this was a pretty good compromise.

The lude was strong, and for a moment I almost panicked . . was it too strong? I had seen kids pass out—I mean, literally just keel right over—when they couldn’t handle their ludes. Their eyes would go unfocused and then they’d just fall flat on their faces, busting noses or cracking teeth in the process. Or, they’d crawl off into a corner and pass out, and kids would draw mustaches on their faces as they lay there drooling. But no, not me. I was David Bowie, right? I could handle it. I could handle anything.

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