By J. Kelly
W.B.Yeats, one of many maximum poets who wrote in English, was once additionally a playwright, theater director, essayist, Senator, and life-long occultist. He knew virtually each very important determine within the cultural and public lifetime of his time, together with Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Eamon de Valera. In recording the main points of those relationships and tracing his prolific literary output, this booklet is a brilliant witness to a very very important, wealthy and crowded lifestyles, as a context for his paintings.
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Arrives at Ballykilbeg House near Downpatrick, Co. Down, to stay with Charles Johnston for ten days. Spends the evening launching fire balloons. While at Ballykilbeg he writes articles on Ellen O’Leary, Frances Wynne and KT for A. H. Miles’s anthology The Poets and the Poetry of the Century. ‘The Poetic Drama’ (article; LNI, 11–15), published in the Providence Sunday Journal. (Sat) ‘Dr. Todhunter’s New Play’ (article; LNI, 50–2) published in the Boston Pilot. During this month he writes several poems (including ‘To a Sister of the Cross and the Rose’ and ‘No Daughter of the Iron Times’) as part of a never-published series of poems, ‘The Rosy Cross Lyrics’ inspired by MG.
September 20 (Sat) Receives £3 for contribution to the Illustrated London News. 21 Sees the American aesthete Fred Holland Day. 26 Presents a revised copy of Oisin to Edward Garnett. October 4 5 11 26 (Sat) ‘Irish Fairies’ (article; UP I. 175–82) published in the Leisure Hour. Receives £2 for contributions to the Scots Observer. JO’L leaves after staying with the Yeatses for a few days. Publication of the first number of the short-lived Weekly Review to which WBY and other Rhymers contribute. In the middle of this month WBY is asked to resign from the Esoteric Section of the Theosophical Society.
February 7 (Sat) ‘The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland’ (poem; VP, 126–8) published in the National Observer. 25 Receives £2, probably for contributions to the National Observer. 28 ‘Irish Folk Tales’ (article; UP I. 186–90) published in the National Observer. March 5 13 17 April 1 11 18 23 ‘In the Firelight’ (poem; VP, 737) published in the Leisure Hour. (Thu) Meets Rhys and his new wife Grace, who are visiting from Wales. Representative Irish Tales published early this month. Attends the first British performance of Ibsen’s Ghosts, given by the Independent Theatre at the Royalty Theatre.