By W. B. Yeats, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper
2013 book of the 2008 Scribner liberate of the unique 1925 Version
The accrued Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity XIII: A Vision is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence lower than the overall editorship of eminent Yeats student George Bornstein and previously the past due Richard J. Finneran and George generators Harper. one of many strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats's maximum occult paintings.
Edited by means of Yeats students Catherine E. Paul and Margaret generators Harper, the quantity provides the "system" of philosophy, psychology, heritage, and the lifetime of the soul that Yeats and his spouse George (née Hyde Lees) got and created via mediumistic experiments from 1917 in the course of the early Nineteen Twenties. Yeats obsessively revised the e-book, and the revised 1937 model is way extra largely on hand than its predecessor. the unique 1925 model of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and shut to the thrill of the automated writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural foundation, is gifted the following in a scholarly variation for the 1st time.
The textual content, minimally corrected to preserve the feel of the unique, is broadly annotated, with specific recognition paid to the connection among the printed ebook and its advanced genetic fabrics. imperative to an realizing of the poet's overdue paintings and entrancing by itself benefit, A Vision goals to be, unexpectedly, a piece of theoretical background, an esoteric philosophy, a cultured symbology, a mental schema, and a sacred booklet. it truly is as tricky because it is key analyzing for any scholar of Yeats.
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He said aloud. ” Lo and behold! there stood Balin and Dwalin at the door of the kitchen, and Fili and Kili behind them, and before he could say knife they had whisked the trays and a couple of small tables into the parlour and set out everything afresh. Gandalf sat at the head of the party with the thirteen dwarves all round: and Bilbo sat on a stool at the fireside, nibbling at a biscuit (his appetite was quite taken away), and trying to look as if this was all perfectly ordinary and not in the least an adventure.
On some of them were old castles with an evil look, as if they had been built by wicked people. Everything seemed gloomy, for the weather that day had taken a nasty turn. Mostly it had been as good as May can be, can be, even in merry tales, but now it was cold and wet. In the Lone-lands they had been obliged to camp when they could, but at least it had been dry. ” grumbled Bilbo, as he splashed along behind the others in a very muddy track. It was after tea-time; it was pouring with rain, and had been all day; his hood was dripping into his eyes, his cloak was full of water; the pony was tired and stumbled on stones; the others were too grumpy to talk.
As soon as the door was opened, he pushed inside, just as if he had been expected. ” he said with a low bow. ” said the hobbit, too surprised to ask any questions for the moment. ” A little stiff perhaps, but he meant it kindly. And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation? They had not been at table long, in fact they had hardly reached the third cake, when there came another even louder ring at the bell. ” said the hobbit, and off he went to the door.