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By W. B. Yeats, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper

ISBN-10: 141659373X

ISBN-13: 9781416593737

2013 book of the 2008 Scribner unencumber of the unique 1925 Version

The accumulated Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity XIII: A Vision is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats pupil George Bornstein and previously the overdue Richard J. Finneran and George turbines 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 amount offers the "system" of philosophy, psychology, historical past, and the lifetime of the soul that Yeats and his spouse George (née Hyde Lees) bought and created through mediumistic experiments from 1917 in the course of the early Twenties. Yeats obsessively revised the booklet, and the revised 1937 model is far extra broadly to be had than its predecessor. the unique 1925 model of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and shut to the buzz of the automated writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural beginning, is gifted the following in a scholarly version for the 1st time.

The textual content, minimally corrected to maintain the experience of the unique, is largely annotated, with specific cognizance paid to the connection among the printed e-book and its advanced genetic fabrics. crucial to an knowing of the poet's overdue paintings and entrancing by itself advantage, A Vision goals to be, abruptly, a piece of theoretical heritage, an esoteric philosophy, a cultured symbology, a mental schema, and a sacred booklet. it really is as tricky because it is vital studying for any pupil of Yeats.

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The general leniency of the judicial procedure here, and the utter absence of all repressive measures, are a scandal to Europe. What is wished for just now is the accentuation of the unrest—of the fermentation which undoubtedly exists—” “Undoubtedly, undoubtedly,” broke in Mr. Verloc in a deep, deferential bass of an oratorical quality, so utterly different from the tone in which he had spoken before that his interlocutor remained profoundly surprised. “It exists to a dangerous degree. ” “Your reports for the last twelve months,” State Councillor Wurmt began in his gentle and dispassionate tone, “have been read by me.

Vladimir raised a large, white, plump hand. “Ah, yes. The unlucky attachment—of your youth. ” The doleful change in Mr. Verloc’s physiognomy, the momentary drooping of his whole person, confessed that such was the regrettable case. Mr. Vladimir’s hand clasped the ankle reposing on his knee. The sock was of dark blue silk. “You see, that was not very clever of you. ” Mr. Verloc intimated in a throaty, veiled murmur that he was no longer young. “Oh! That’s a failing which age does not cure,” Mr. Vladimir remarked, with sinister familiarity.

Verloc immobilizing his glance in that direction saw at first only black clothes, the bald top of a head, and a drooping dark grey whisker on each side of a pair of wrinkled hands. The person who had entered was holding a batch of papers before his eyes and walked up to the table with a rather mincing step, turning the papers over the while. Privy Councillor Wurmt, Chancellor d’Ambassade, was rather shortsighted. This meritorious official, laying the papers on the table, disclosed a face of pasty complexion and of melancholy ugliness surrounded by a lot of fine, long dark grey hairs, barred heavily by thick and bushy eyebrows.

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