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Published: 15 April 2004

824 Pages | 42 halftones & line illus.

ISBN: 9780199269211

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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.
  • Ann Saddlemyer, a major scholar of the Irish Literary Revival, draws on a wealth of previously unknown and unpublished sources.
  • 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.

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