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Published: 20 January 2015

240 Pages | Numerous illus.

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198722786

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Poets and the Peacock Dinner

The Literary History of a Meal

Lucy McDiarmid

  • An entirely fresh approach to modern literature, theoretically informed but written with flair and wit
  • Offers a new view of the literary friendships of major writers: Yeats and Ezra Pound, Lady Gregory and Yeats, and the hidden romantic affair of Lady Gregory and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  • Combines human interest derived from unpublished materials with close readings of major literary works
  • Examines letters, diaries, and a hitherto unknown poem