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Thursday, 2 September 2010

echoes : wb yeats, spiritualism & modernity


William Butler Yeats... "sought in the netherworld of the seance room not easy enlightenment, but a confirmation of his belief in the slipperiness of human consciousness, the precariousness of language, and the overwhelming complexity
of modern life."

Helen Sword: Ghostwriting Modernism, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001

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