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Published: 26 September 2002

760 Pages | 40 illus as 16 pp. of plates

ISBN: 9780198112327

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Becoming George

The Life of Mrs W. B. Yeats

Ann Saddlemyer

  • The revelatory biography of W. B. Yeats's wife and visionary muse
  • Becoming George brings out of the shadows a key figure in twentieth-century literary history
  • Wife and manager of a great poet, mother of his children, and champion of his literary legacy, she was in truth much more
  • George's scholarship and occult abilities ('automatic writing') were the source of Yeats's inspiration for the latter 20 years of his life
  • A self-effacing visionary, she kept hidden her role as Yeats's muse and collaborator
  • She was friend and valued critic to writers and poets, including Ezra Pound, Dorothy Shakespear, and Frank O'Connor
  • Ann Saddlemyer, a major scholar of the Irish Literary Revival, draws on a wealth of previously unknown and unpublished sources

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