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Introduction

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582907
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723216 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0001
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Yeats's relationships with nine exceptional women profoundly influenced his poetry. These relationships were especially fruitful because Yeats experienced them in terms of his belief in Muses as sources of inspiration. The Introduction introduces these nine women and relates them to Yeats's poetry.

Keywords: relationships; women; Muses; poetry

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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