Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2008

498 Pages | 26 black-and-white halftones, 8 textual illustrations


ISBN: 9780199230006

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The Last Minstrels

Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts

Ronald Schuchard

  • Leading Yeats scholar Ronald Schuchard restores a lost dimension of Yeats's biography
  • The definitive study of a fascinating and hitherto hidden literary, musical, and cultural moment
  • Shows that Yeats's experiments with the bardic practice of chanting music to a harp were central to his approach to rhythm in verse composition
  • Includes numerous photographs of Yeats, his fellow poets, and his intriguing circle of devotees to the bardic arts

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