The Living Stream: Yeats Annual No. 18 - cover image


  • Yeats Annual vol. 18
  • ISSN Print: 0278-7687
  • ISSN Digital: 2054-3611


Warwick Gould

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  • English

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398 pages (xxxii + 366)


Paperback140 x 22 x 216 mm(5.5" x 0.86" x 8.5")
Hardback140 x 24 x 216 mm(5.5" x 0.94" x 8.5")


Paperback1075g (37.92oz)
Hardback1400g (49.38oz)



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  • LIT004120
  • POE005020


  • PR5907


  • William Butler Yeats
  • Yeats Annual
  • Warwick Gould
  • Institute of English Studies
  • Irish literature
  • Heaney
  • Irish poetry
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The Living Stream

Yeats Annual No. 18

  • Warwick Gould (editor)
Yeats Annual No. 18 is another special issue in this renowned research-level series offering a tribute to the pioneering Yeats scholar, A. Norman Jeffares.
Memories of the man are shared by Seamus Heaney, Christopher Rush and Colin Smythe, who compiles a bibliography of Jeffares’s work. Terence Brown, Neil Corcoran, Warwick Gould, Joseph M. Hassett, Phillip L. Marcus, Ann Saddlemyer, Ronald Schuchard, Deirdre Toomey and Helen Vendler offer essays on such topics as Yeats and the Colours of Poetry, Yeats’s Shakespeare, Yeats and Seamus Heaney, Lacrimae Rerum and Tragic Joy, Raftery’s work on Yeats’s Thoor Ballylee, Edmund Dulac’s portrait of Mrs George Yeats, The Tower as an anti-Modernist monument, with close studies of ‘Vacillation’, ‘Her Triumph’, and ‘The Cold Heaven’.
Throughout, the essays are inflected with memories of Jeffares and his critical methods. The volume is rounded with further essays on A Vision by Neil Mann and Matthew de Forrest, while reviews of recent editions and studies are provided by Matthew Campbell, Wayne K. Chapman, Sandra Clark, Denis Donoghue, Nicholas Grene, Joseph M. Hassett, and K.P.S. Jochum.
Yeats Annual is published by Open Book Publishers in association with the Institute of English Studies, University of London.


The admirable Yeats Annual... a powerful base of biographical and textual knowledge. Since 1982 the vade mecum of Yeats.

Bernard O'Donoghue

The Times Literary Supplement (0307-661X),


Professor Alexander Norman Jeffares 11 August 1920-1 June 2005

(pp. 3–10)
  • Christopher Rush

From the Window of the House

(pp. 11–13)
  • Seamus Heaney

Lips and Ships, Peers and Tears: Lacrimae Rerum and Tragic Joy

(pp. 15–55)
  • Warwick Gould

Yeats and the Colours of Poetry

(pp. 57–68)
  • Terence Brown

Yeats's Shakespeare: There is a Good Deal of my Father in it

(pp. 69–95)
  • Denis Donoghue

What Raftery Built

(pp. 97–106)
  • Joseph M. Hassett

A Portrait of George Yeats

(pp. 107–119)
  • Ann Saddlemyer

The Tower: Yeats's Anti-Modernist Monument

(pp. 121–150)
  • Ronald Schuchard

Vacillation: Between What and What?

(pp. 151–168)
  • Helen Vendler

W. B. Yeats and the Creative Process: The Example of 'Her Triumph'

(pp. 169–189)
  • Phillip L. Marcus

The Cold Heaven

(pp. 191–214)
  • Deirdre Toomey

Question Me Again: Reflections of W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney

(pp. 215–238)
  • Neil Corcoran

A Select Checklist of the Writings of Alexander Norman Jeffares (1920-2005)

(pp. 239–262)
  • Colin Smythe

A Vision (1925): A Review Essay

(pp. 265–296)
  • Neil Mann

Yeats and the New Physics

(pp. 297–312)
  • Matthew M. DeForrest

A Law Indifferent to Blame or Praise: W. B. Yeats, The Tower (1928): Manuscript Materials, ed. Richard J. Finneran, with Jared Curtis and Ann Saddlemyer

(pp. 315–323)
  • Wayne K. Chapman

Denis Donoghue, On Eloquence

(pp. 325–326)
  • Sandra Clark

Nicholas Grene, Yeats's Poetic Codes

(pp. 327–330)
  • Joseph M. Hassett

W. B. Yeats, The King of the Great Clock Tower and A Full Moon in March: Manuscript Materials, ed. Richard Allen Cave

(pp. 331–334)
  • Nicholas Grene

Helen Vendler, Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form

(pp. 335–344)
  • Denis Donoghue

Ronald Schuchard, The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts

(pp. 345–350)
  • Matthew Campbell

Fiorenzo Fantaccini, W.B. Yeats e la cultura italiana

(pp. 351–358)
  • K.P.S. Jochum

Margaret Mills Harper, Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B. Yeats

(pp. 359–363)
  • Denis Donoghue


Warwick Gould

Emeritus Professor of English Literature at University of London