A Vision

The best Ebook A Vision release The Collected Works of W B Yeats Volume XIII A Vision is part of a fourteen volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and fo

The best Ebook A Vision release The Collected Works of W.B Yeats, Volume XIII A Vision is part of a fourteen volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and formerly the late Richard J Finneran and George Mills Harper One of the strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats s greatest occult work Edited by Yeats scholars Catherine E Paul and MargThe Collected Works of W.B Yeats, Volume XIII A Vision is part of a fourteen volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and formerly the late Richard J Finneran and George Mills Harper One of the strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats s greatest occult work Edited by Yeats scholars Catherine E Paul and Margaret Mills Harper, the volume presents the system of philosophy, psychology, history, and the life of the soul that Yeats and his wife George n e Hyde Lees received and created by means of mediumistic experiments from 1917 through the early 1920s Yeats obsessively revised the book, and the revised 1937 version is much widely available than its predecessor The original 1925 version of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and close to the excitement of the automatic writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural origin, is presented here in a scholarly edition for the first time The text, minimally corrected to retain the sense of the original, is extensively annotated, with particular attention paid to the relationship between the published book and its complex genetic materials Indispensable to an understanding of the poet s late work and entrancing on its own merit, A Vision aims to be, all at once, a work of theoretical history, an esoteric philosophy, an aesthetic symbology, a psychological schema, and a sacred book It is as difficult as it is essential reading for any student of Yeats.. Good Kindle A Vision I strongly recommend reading this on heavy psychedelics, that is, if your tolerance is kaleidoscopic to the point that you can read while hallucinating. I purchased this book when I was a teenager in California traveling after high school for the first time, because like many a good American boy I read the Beats extensively in my late teens. Lucien Carr, who killed Dave Kammerer with a Boy Scout knife, as a young football-playing John Kerouac went to the slammer over as well. On Carr, they found the knife, A Vision, and Rimbaud's Illuminations.I have no idea what is going on here. I can easily find out, but I prefer to pick it up annually and take a look at Pound's packet and certain charts. It's like recommending someone a film like House, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, In a Glass Cage, or, say, a novel like The Making of Americans; i.e. I guess I could tell you what's going on, if you give me a second, but I'd just rather plague you with the thing(s) and see if you ever get back to me, if the mind-fuck brought something, good or bad, out of you. I'll just call this one Amazing, at the sake of seeming archaic, as it's been some change short of a decade and I've never met a professor, prostitute, plebeian, pedestrian, punk, pornographer, puzzle-maker, print-shop apprentice, poet that's ever brought this one up, or had it out on the shelves. Take a look, see what happens.

  1. William Butler Yeats pronounced je ts was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early years In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Nobel Committee described as inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation He was the first Irishman so honored Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize such works include The Tower 1928 and The Winding Stair and Other Poems 1929.Yeats was born and educated in Dublin but spent his childhood in County Sligo He studied poetry in his youth, and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the century His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889, and those slow paced and lyrical poems display debts to Edmund Spenser and Percy Bysshe Shelley, as well as to the Pre Raphaelite poets From 1900, Yeats poetry grew physical and realistic He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of life from

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  1. I strongly recommend reading this on heavy psychedelics, that is, if your tolerance is kaleidoscopic to the point that you can read while hallucinating I purchased this book when I was a teenager in California traveling after high school for the first time, because like many a good American boy I read the Beats extensively in my late teens Lucien Carr, who killed Dave Kammerer with a Boy Scout knife, as a young football playing John Kerouac went to the slammer over as well On Carr, they found th [...]


  2. I don t know what to categorize this book as This book is Yeats synthesis of the automatic writings and nocturnal speaking talking while she was asleep, by spirits from his wife The spirits described to him an overly elaborate system of the universe which is a mix of the Kaballah and 17th and 18th attempts at all encompassing history, with than a healthy dose of astrology thrown in Yeats expounds this theory of the world and the development of civilizations and individuals in a manner that I ha [...]



  3. life is round we re stuck on this wheel Living And dying An endless circle Until Someone breaks it You came in here, you rupture the pattern Bang the whole worldts wider seriously this is an interesting read Beautiful, impossible, yet fantastic none the less


  4. I read this and have no idea why I finished it and had absolutely no clue as to what he was talking about I m not sure what I was expecting it other than I was reading a semi obscure work by a very famous poet who was partly famous for his interest in the occult Even occult here is a stretch of a term for what Yeats might be talking, and the only thing left to say after finishing it was that it all has something to do with gyres If you like gyres, you will LOVE A Vision by W.B Yeats.


  5. At one level, it seems to be an eclectic attempt to fuse Hegelian metaphysics, astrology, neoplatonism and of course Yeats s own poetry A few books of comparable abstruseness get written every decade or so But the book is strangely effective, in a way that most other books in the esoterica category aren t Doubtless this is due in large part to the author s own profound poetic sense The overall effect is a book that moves over the border between philosophy and poetry as few other books can.


  6. this is pretty heady stuff interesting, i think, because of its source WBY, a highly regarded literary figure and statesman i mostly only read the introduction because i was less interested in the information communicated than by the process of the communion.



  7. All the gains of man come from conflict with the opposite of his true being Not entirely sure what I just read, but I will say I feel better about my own cognition relative to Yeats desire to demarcate the human experience, pinning specimens to a 28 cell cork board while pinning its genesis on his wife and various Facilitators ghosts The sui generis nature of this book makes it delightful and I am a believer of Charles Fort s intermediateness but what Yeats posits through the otherness of supern [...]


  8. This book is interesting if you think that spirits communicate with the living by means of automatic writing in order to give complicated revelations of how history and personality work Coincidentally, it s also interesting if you wonder what it feels like to be an insane person At least there s some good advice for Ezra Pound in the beginning My Dear Ezra,Do not allow yourself to be elected to the senate of your country.


  9. Nerd out on Neo Platonism, the occult, mysticism Compelled by Yeats unique sense of aesthetic, poetic and philosophical structure and systematic thinking Patient Curious Believe that there are immaterial truths worth exploring Yes Read.


  10. There s debate whether this is a genuine work from Yeats, or if it s like Joyce s Finnegans Wake or Tarantula from Bob Dylan, i.e a literary jest This review is from the genuine perspective There are a lot of esoteric references in this, and the material is very dense as expected but it s worth the effort needed in beginning to understand the ideas Yeats presents Metempsychosis is one of the most fascinating philosophical notions one that can be studied, and even considered, by people from all b [...]


  11. Liking the poems and Michael Miley s inspired renditions of them, being interested in the occult milieu shared by W.B Yeats and C.G Jung, I picked up A Vision with considerable interest I was not impressed This may be an essential study for scholars wanting a full understanding of the poetry and the poet, but it was beyond me Indeed, I was disappointed by the poet s credulity and uncritical appropriation of such material A review read years later suggested that Yeats and his young wife may have [...]


  12. 5 stars for the edition As for the contents, I can t avoid the thought that if Yeats had been French and written this forty years later no one would have thought he was nuts And the advantage this has, over something like Ecrits, is that Yeats could manage the language he was using.


  13. Liked this book less for the content itself and for the insight it gives you into Yeats poetry, especially his later, Eastern inspired stuff Yeats was very much a genius, but also a bit of a whackjob.



  14. Well it s certainly interesting I guess Poetic, sure But it is also sloppy, a bit nonsensical, and the definition of esoteric I recommend reading this with Helen Vendler s book for clarity.








  15. another must read, a book, like its author, timelesscoming from the true master of poetry and literature in the English languageYeats is the biggest dog on the block


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