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Title: Some Possible Sources for Yeats's 'Sailing to Byzantium': A Reconsideration
Authors: Daalder, Joost
Keywords: British Literature
Modern literature
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: The Yeats Eliot Review, University of Arkansas
Citation: Daalder, Joost 1987. Some Possible Sources for Yeats's 'Sailing to Byzantium': A Reconsideration. The Yeats Eliot Review 9 (1), 1-16. Copyright 1987, The Yeats Eliot Review. Published version of the paper reproduced here with permission from the publisher.
Abstract: This article aims to refute Archibald A. Hill, who argued that neither Keats's 'Ode to a Nightingale' nor Andersen's story 'The Nightingale' need be accepted as source material for Yeats's poem. The author argues that both are sources for 'Sailing to Byzantium', concluding that literary sources appear to have affected Yeats profoundly, prompting him not only to imitate, but also to re-fashion, re-imagine, re-create, re-define and re-value the experiences offered by his literary predecessors. That is why it is so important to be aware just who those predecessors were.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25677
ISSN: 0704-5700
Appears in Collections:Yeats, W.B.

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