By Deirdre Toomey

"Yeats and ladies" is a suite of essays on W.B.Yeats which focuses upon his relation to girls; its serious and biographical methods hire feminist and psychoanalytic idea, and social anthropology. It covers such parts as sexuality and its dynamic in his writing; his dating with Maud Gonne, Olivia Shakespear, Florence Farr and Edith Shackleon Heald and his overdue obstacle with impotence and lesbianism. His monetary and literary courting with woman Gregory is analyzed from some extent of view no longer his personal. His occult friendship with Dorothea Hunter is printed through newly came upon papers, together with her memoirs; whereas the arguable factor of his curiosity in eugenics and racial theories of intelligence is additionally tested within the mild of manuscripts and letters. different unpublished fabric within the quantity comprises Florence Farr's letters to Yeats, and a brand new poem. The 17 plates contain the tomb and coffin of Maud Gonne's first baby, Florence Farr's occult Egyptian shrine, and the final picture of Yeats.

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