Letters to the New Island

A New Edition

  • Editors
  • George Bornstein
  • Hugh Witemeyer

Part of the The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats book series (CWWBY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. From the Boston Pilot

  3. From the Providence Sunday Journal

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 116-200

About this book


From 1888 to 1892 W.B.Yeats contributed a series of essays on literature and Irish folklore to two American newspapers, the Boston Pilot and Providence Sunday Journal. These important but little-known pieces show his intense engagement with current books, plays, personalities and controversies. They also make major statements about the issues of cultural nationalism and theatrical reform that preoccupied the poet. Newly edited, annotated, and introduced by George Bornstein and Hugh Witemeyer, Letters to the New Island offers a fresh glimpse of Yeats as an active polemicist, critic and all-round man of letters.


English literature poem William Butler Yeats

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