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:

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The Finale discusses Yeats's final years of life and how those years were enriched by the memories he held of his Muses. The Muse notion was Yeats's way of arranging his experience of women in terms of his desire to be a poet who spoke in the role of lover. Over his lifetime, his Muses taught him that, for a poet of genius, a Muse knows no limits of age or gender. His Muses were essential to his becoming the love poet he always wanted to be.

Keywords: final years; Muses; experience of women; role of lover

Chapter.  1767 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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