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By J. Kelly

W.B.Yeats, one of many maximum poets who wrote in English, used to be additionally a playwright, theater director, essayist, Senator, and life-long occultist. He knew virtually each very important determine within the cultural and public lifetime of his time, together with Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Eamon de Valera. In recording the main points of those relationships and tracing his prolific literary output, this e-book is a brilliant witness to a very vital, wealthy and crowded lifestyles, as a context for his paintings.

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Writes ‘The Twilight of Forgiveness’ (later ‘The Lover asks Forgiveness’) in the small white MS book. In the evening meets George Moore’s brother, Augustus. Writes another draft of ‘The Twilight of Forgiveness’. Working at the British Museum. Revises ‘The Twilight of Forgiveness’. Inscribes an advance copy of Poems to AE. In the afternoon Nora Hopper, Imogen Guiney, Lionel Johnson, and Jack and Cottie Yeats call at Blenheim Road. Revises poem ‘The Everlasting Voices’ (VP, 141). Sees the artist Faulks.

Visits KT at Clondalkin with JO’L. Formal agreement for publication of the New Irish Library signed by Unwin and Gavan Duffy. Later this month WBY returns to Sligo. (Sat) ‘The Wandering Jew’ (review; UP I. 263–6) published in the Bookman. Writes ‘The Ballad of Earl Paul’. ‘The Ballad of Earl Paul’ (poem; VP, 739–42) published in the Irish Weekly Independent. ‘The Heart of the Spring’ (story; Myth, 171–6) published in the National Observer. Back in Dublin, attends an NLS Committee Meeting. Goes with Hyde for the last time to KT’s house for a farewell party before she leaves Ireland to be married in London.

B. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 29 27 December 1 (Thu) Attends an NLS Committee Meeting. 3 ‘The Death of Oenone’ (review; UP I. 251–4) and ‘The Fiddler of Dooney’ (poem; VP, 178–9) published in the Bookman. 8 Attends an NLS Committee Meeting. 15 Attends an NLS Committee Meeting. 16 Attends George Coffey’s illustrated lecture to the NLS on ‘The Antiquities of Tara’. 18 Goes to London to confer with Unwin and the Committee of the ILS about the rival schemes for the New Irish Library.

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