The compl[i]mentary dream, perhaps. Saggi su William Butler Yeats

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The compl[i]mentary dream, perhaps. Saggi su William Butler Yeats

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Abstract

This book is a collection of six essays on William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). The hermenutic model here adopted renounces the traditional search for monolithically antinomic matrices in Yeats’s texts and, instead, chooses the interpretive perspective of the “complimentary dream”, borrowing – in its (incorrect) original spelling – the expression coined by the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature to comment upon a passage from Henri Bergson’s "L'évolution créatrice". The first three chapters of this book apply that interpretive perspective directly to three institutional dimensions of the Irish writer’s thought and work (i.e. the “philosophy” of literary genres; his conception of the literary text; two Yeatsian metaphorizations of “writing”). Its remaining three chapters, instead, apply it indirectly to some other paradigmatic and strategic dynamics of his creative experience, such as the textual infiltrations generated by the relationships between literature and music and the textual traces of Yeats’s contacts with Italy and Italian culture.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The compl[i]mentary dream, perhaps. Saggi su William Butler Yeats
Original languageItalian
PublisherAracne
Number of pages187
ISBN (Print)9788854830714
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudi di Anglistica

Keywords

  • Yeats
  • literary philosophy
  • textual practice
  • the compl[i]mentary dream

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